Another year, another set of Bollywood remakes of South Indian films coming your way. Which is not surprising considering how the the South Indian film industry has always been a fruitful sourcing ground for Bollywood. Case in point: Ghajini, Rowdy Rathore and most recently Kabir Singh.
Scroll down to take a look at what 2020 has in store for you:
1- Tadap (RX 100)
This Bollywood remake of popular film RX 100 is written by Rajat Arora and directed by Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew – Milan Luthria. Tadap,without a doubt has a strong set of brains behind it and the cast doesn’t disappoint either. Sunil Shetty’s son – Ahan Shetty and Student of the Year 2actress – Tara Sutaria have bagged lead roles for this one. With the cast in place, rights purchased and shooting commenced from August, last year, we could see a release anytime in 2020.
2- Laxxmi Bomb
Even with such a rich career and some charismatic on-screen performances, Akshay Kumar will face a tough test playing the lead character in Laxmmi Bomb. After all, R. Sarathkumar did an excellent job of playing a character who is possessed by a transgender ghost. The cast and crew also include actress Kiara Advani in a lead role and debut writer and director Raghava Lawrence. The film is scheduled to be released on Eid this year (5th June, 2020).
After a successful outing with Arjun Reddy remake – Kabir Singh, Shahid is involved in another South Indian remake. This time, he will team up with Shraddha Kapoor to remake hit film Jersey. As for the plot, it revolves around the life story of a late-blooming cricketer’s career and the struggles he faces. If reports are to be believed, the film is scheduled to release on August 28, 2020.
4- Dear Comrade
Dharma Productions purchased the rights for this film back in mid 2019 but the cast is yet to be finalised. Looming speculations of Shahid Kapoor or Rajkumar Rao as the lead do surround the film – although there’s nothing concrete. Karan Johar has also stated that there’s no clarification on the lead cast yet. However, if things go well in the first half of the year, we can be optimistic about a release by the end of the year.
5- Bangalore Days
The 2016 Tamil comedy-drama film was also a remake of 2014 Malayalam film of the same title, is said to be again remade in Bollywood. The Malayalam film was a blockbuster and saw Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role. It is reported that Sushant Singh Rajput will be starring in and producing the Bollywood remake of Bangalore Days. It is a beautiful story of three cousins who reunite in Bangalore after several years. They embrace the city, their relationship, and life. However, with no updates on the shoot or cast, we can only be optimistic about a release in 2020.
6- Kirik Party
Kirik Party is a 2016 Kannada rom-comfilm which Bollywood has decided to remake. Kartik Aaryan was supposed to play the lead along with Jacqueline Fernandez, but as per the latest news he has walked out of the movie due to creative differences. The movie release date, the lead actor, hasn’t yet been finalized. We hope to see ‘Kirik Party’ on the theatres next year.
A Hindi remake of 2019 Tamil blockbuster Kaithi is being developed by Reliance Entertainment and Dream Warrior Pictures. The action thriller, starring actor Karthi in the lead, was written and directed by Lokesh Kanagara. No director and actor have been finalised for the Hindi version yet. ‘Kaithi’ is a gripping thriller and a tribute to all the celebrated cops-and-criminals actioners you can think of. And yet it is like none you’ve ever seen.
John Abraham is all set to step into Thala Ajith’s shoes and make 2020 one action-packed year for Bollywood lovers. John Abraham will star in the remake of the 2015 hit film, Vedalam. Reports say that though the female actors are not finalised the makers are looking out for strong performers to play the leading parts.