As Bollywood star Salman Khan gears up to begin his shoot for his upcoming film Kisi Ka Bhai, Kisi Ki Jaan, rumors say that his film is nothing more than a remake of a Tamil-Telugu original.
Bollywood and remakes
A decade ago, Bollywood was considered the biggest entertainment industry in the country. But in the last few years, we all noticed a drastic change, and south Indian cinema including Tollywood, Mollywood, Kollywood, and Sandalwood rose to reputation and started garnering pan-India appeal thanks to their larger-than-life portrayals, powerful narratives, and superb storyline direction.
On the other hand, the Hindi film industry is failing to impress the audience due to a lack of originality. In fact, the decision of cashing on the south and Hollywood remakes is backfiring for the filmmakers as the audience has out-and-out rejected some of the mega-budget films, which were adapted in Bollywood.
Despite all the criticism, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is still going to play a safe game by making a South remake. His upcoming film Kisi Ka Bhai, Kisi Ki Jaan is rumored to be a remake of Pawan Kalyan’s film.
Flop South Indian Remake
Katamarayudu which was released in 2017 failed at the box office. Nevertheless, it is also a remake of the Tamil hit ‘Veeram’. As soon as ‘Veerudokkade’ was released in Tamil, it was also dubbed and released in Telugu. This movie did well in theatres. But Pawan liked the remake and remade it.
Although it is unknown if Salman acquired the rights to Veeram or Katamarayudu, rumors have it that his most recent film, “Kisi Ka Bhai, Kisi Ki Jaan,” is only a remake of this south property. Although the movie offers nothing creative, one could question why the actor chose it.
Meanwhile, Pooja Hegde will be playing the heroine in this movie, and Venkatesh will be playing the role of her brother.
Salman Khan previously remade a number of popular south Indian movies, including Pokiri, Ready, Bodyguard, and many more, and did quite well at the box office. However, the present situation in Bollywood will be much more challenging for him, and we must wait and see how the audience will respond to Chulbul Pandey’s most recent production, should it turn out to be a Katamarayudu remake.