Bollywood is constantly in need of good and innovative content. Apart from Southern movies and Hollywood, at times the filmmakers from the B-town have also made remakes of hit Korean movies and have failed badly.
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai
The Prabhudeva-helmed flick was a remake of the hit Korean thriller The Outlaws released in 2017. While the character of Salman Khan as Radhe in Wanted was much-loved when he returned with the same character in his OTT debut movie last year, fans simply could not relate to it. Incidentally, the story of the Korean action-thriller was its highlight, but in the Indian version, more emphasis has been given to Sallubhai and that can be one reason why even Salman’s father Salim Khan did not like this flick.
Salman Khan’s movie Bharat was a remake of yet another Korean movie Ode to My Father which was more about a man whose life was intertwined between modern Korea and its history. The movie was lauded by critics and became enormously popular with the audience of a particular segment. However, Ali Abbas Zafar who directed the Hindi remake Bharat made it a masala entertainer with songs and dance numbers thus diluting the original appeal of the Korean movie.
This Amitabh Bachchan, Nawajuddin Siddiqui-led movie was a remake of the hit Korean movie Montage which was about two kidnappings that were carried out with a gap of 15 years. However, both the kidnappings were done in an almost similar way. The movie revolves around the investigation of these kidnappings carried out by a detective, the mother of the child who was kidnapped first, and the grandfather of the child who was killed the second time. While the remake is not as bad as the above Salman Khan movies, it still failed to entertain the audience despite a splendid performance from Big B, Vidya Balan, and Nawaz.
Singh is Bliing
This remake of the Korean film My Wife is a Gangster was a very uncomfortable and inconsistent movie that failed to balance the comedy, action, and emotional drama all of which were the highlights of the original film. As expected, random songs and romance of Akshay Kumar with Amy Jackson with no chemistry dulled the experience further.
With a stellar star cast like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan Khan this Sanjay Gupta movie which was a remake of the Korean flick, Seven Days was expected to do wonders at the box office. However, it failed both performance-wise and content-wise as the adaptation turned out to be quite sloppy and unremarkable.