From Bharat To Murder 2, These Bollywood Movies Were Inspired From Korean Films

From Bharat To Murder 2, These Bollywood Movies Were Inspired From Korean Films

Bollywood Remakes Of Korean Films

Bollywood Remakes Of Korean Films

It is not a hidden fact that there are plenty of remakes, remixes, and ripoffs that Bollywood makes. Bollywood has made many adaptations of films from down South and, of course, the west. However, many of us are not aware of the fact that there are plenty of Bollywood films that have taken inspiration from the far east as well. Be it Japanese, Korean, or Thai; we have adaptations of numerous of their movies. Today, we will talk about the Bollywood remakes of Korean films.

If you are curious to know about those above, then keep on reading. From Ek Villain to Zinda, here is a list of the top 9 Bollywood remakes of Korean films.


1. Ek Villain (2014)

Ek Villain

Starring actors Shraddha Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, and Riteish Deshmukh, Ek Villain is a Hindi adaptation of the Korean Film I Saw The Devil. The Korean film I Saw The Devil is a thriller piece. It is well known for its violence and hardcore scenes. Furthermore, Ek Villain is entirely similar and follows the same plot. A man who seeks revenge after his lover is brutally killed by a serial killer.


2. Jawaani Jaaneman (2020)

Jawaani Jaaneman

Jawaani Jaaneman is a film that is a remake of the 2008 Korean superhit film Scandal Makers. However, the plot has certain modifications. In the Korean version, the protagonist is a radio jockey. Meanwhile, if we talk about the Indian version, the main lead is a property broker. The Indian version is, without a doubt, a thoroughly enjoyable remake. Saif Ali Khan, in the lead, has done appreciable work.


3. Bharat (2019)

Bharat Trailer Salman Khan

In the list of Bollywood remakes of Korean films, the next one is the 2019 released film Bharat. Bharat is a remake of the 2014 Korean film Ode To My Father. The Korean version showcases the history of Korea from 1950 to 2010 through the eyes of an ordinary man. The Indian version follows the same plot. Casting Salman Khan as the main lead, Bharat traces the history of India post-independence.


4. Awarapan (2007)


Awarapan is an action-based romantic film that stars actor Emraan Hashmi and Shriya Sharan. Furthermore, it is a film that is a remake of the Korean film A Bittersweet Life. However, the change that the Indian version of the film made in its plot was that the female lead was a victim of human trafficking.


5. Zinda (2006)


Starring actors Sanjay Dutt, John Abraham, Lara Dutta, and Celina Jaitly, Zinda hit the screens in the year 2007. Furthermore, it is copied from a cult South Korean film, Oldboy. This Indian remake was under investigation for violation of copyright, but no legal action was taken. This thriller follows the same plot: a man was imprisoned in a room for 14 years.


6. Ugly Aur Pagli (2008)

Ugly Aur Pagli

Ugly Aur Pagli is a copy of a 2001 Korean film, My Sassy Girl. Furthermore, if we talk about the lead actors of the Hindi remake, then they were Ranvir Shorey and Mallika Sherawat. The film’s plot revolves around an engineering student who met a girl on a platform. In addition, if we talk about the original Korean film, it was a blockbuster. It was undoubtedly remade in Chinese, Nepali, and Indonesian industries.


7. Jazbaa (2015)


The plot of the 2015 film Jazbaa is entirely based on the 2007  Korean film – Seven Days. Both the film’s story revolves around a lawyer whose daughter disappears. Furthermore, if we talk about the main actors in the Indian version of the film, then they were Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with Irrfan Khan.


8. Singh Is Bliing (2015)

Singh Is Bliing

Singh Is Bliing stars actors Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. The film is believed to be loosely based on the Korean film, My Wife Is a Gangster 3. This 2006 Korean film’s plot revolves around a woman gangster. Consequently, so is the plot of Singh Is Bliing.


9. Murder 2 (2011)

Murder 2

There is another Emraan Hashmi film that is loosely based on a Korean movie, and that is Murder 2. Murder 2 is a remake of the 2008 Korean film, The Chaser. Furthermore, what is interesting to note is that the Korean film is inspired by a real-life serial killer. Murder 2 mostly follows a similar plot with minor alterations.

These are the top Bollywood movies inspired from Korean films. If there is any other that you are aware of, then do let us know in the comment section!

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