May 17

Indian adaptations of Korean movies

Written by Annyeong India

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Bollywood with more than 800 movies per year is the largest film industry in the world. The Indian cinema is one of the biggest movie creators and is absolutely the one who loves to make remakes, remixes and rip offs with some extra spice.

Just like Bollywood the Korean movie industry could possibly be known as "Hallyuwood" is now one of the most active film industries. Previously it launched 804 movies in 2021 with the huge success of Parasite.

So let’s find out about some Indian adaptations of Korean movies which we never knew! 

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Here is a list of some Indian movies which we never knew were adapted from the Korean film industry.

Radhe (2021) - The Outlaws (2017) 

Poster of movie Radhe and Korean movie Outlaws

Poster of movie Radhe and Korean movie Outlaws

Salman Khan's 2019 film Radhe featuring  Disha Patani was likewise adjusted from the Korean film The Outlaws.The Outlaws is a 2017 South Korean action thriller film directed by Kang Yoonsung. The movie stars Ma Dongseok and Yoon Kyesang.

An action packed crime movie Based on true events from 2004 and 2007 dubbed the "Heuksapa Incident," the story follows an escalating turf war  between a local gang running Garibongdong in Seoul's Guro district and the Yanbian-based Heuksapa gang, China which was remade into Salman’s 2021 Radhe movie. 

Ek Villain (2014) - I Saw The Devil (2010)

Poster of Movie Ek Villain and Korean movie I Saw The Devil

Poster of Movie Ek Villain and Korean movie I Saw The Devil

Poster of Movie Ek Villain and I Saw The Devil

Both are my most  favourite movies but I Saw The Devil is my all time favourite. I never knew that Ek Villain was a remake of this fantastic movie.I Saw the Devil may be a pulverising heroic tale which will provide bloody satisfaction to audiences who like their revenge served with fiery rage.One of the best Korean movies and I would recommend it.

Bharat (2019) - Ode to My Father (2014)

Poster of movie Bharat and Korean movie Ode To My Father.

Poster of movie Bharat and Korean movie Ode To My Father.

I think Salman likes K-movies and likes to work in remakes. Ode to My Father is a 2014 South Korean drama film directed by Yoon Je-kyoon.Starring Hwang Jung-min and Yunjin Kim, it depicts South Korean history from the Fifties to this day through the lifetime of a normal man, as he experiences events equivalent to the Hungnam evacuation of 1950 throughout the Korean War, the government' call to dispatch nurses and miners to European country within the 1960s, and therefore the Vietnam War. 

Barfi (2012) - Lover’s Concerto (2002)

Poster of movie Lover’s Concerto and Korean movie Barfi.

Poster of movie Lover’s Concerto and Korean movie Barfi.

One of the biggest blockbusters in Bollywood Barfi is a remake of the famous movie Lover’s Concerto. This movie will definitely show us what love, friendship and jealousy is. A romantic drama movie directed by Lee Han Lover’s Concerto is a 2002 South Korean film about friendship, jealousy and ties that bind.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo(2015) - Masquerade (2012)

Poster of movie Masquerade and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Poster of movie Masquerade and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Who would have thought that the hit movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was a remake of the Korean historical drama movie called Masquerade. Set in the Joseon era and starring Korean superstars Lee Byunghun and Ryu Seungryong and starring Han HyoJoo, the film was ranked as the top three K movies of all time. Though the Indian remake of the movie was a huge success. 

Zinda (2006) - Oldboy(2003) 

Poster of movie The Oldboy and Zinda

John Ambraham’s Zinda was a remake of this huge Korean movie the Old Boy. The story is A man held captive for years for no apparent reason  is given a cell phone, money and expensive clothes and is released. If he doesn't find out the identity of his kidnapper, an even worse fate awaits him. Starring Choi Min-sik, regarded as the god of acting in Korea. 

Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (2016) - Always (2011) 

Poster of movie Always and Do Lafzon Ki Kahani.

Poster of movie Always and Do Lafzon Ki Kahani.

Always is a 2011 South Korean drama movie directed by  Song Il-gon. Starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo withinside the lead roles, it's far approximately a romance among an ex-boxer who has closed his coronary heart to the arena and a telemarketer who stays lively notwithstanding slowly going blind. It was launched in theatres on October 20, 2011.

In South Korea, the movie had a complete earning of 1,027,614 admissions nationwide. With on-line tickets promoting a 2,000-seat outside film theatre in a document seven seconds. Always became the whole movie of the 2011 Busan International Film Festival.

Dhamaka (2021) - The Terror Live (2013)

A still from movie Dhamaka and Poster of The Terror Live.

A still from movie Dhamaka and Poster of The Terror Live.

Kartik Aryan’s popular movie Dhamaka was a remake from the movie The Terror Live. The Terror Live expertly manages to keep scary situations getting even scarier, as even when the degree of danger hasn't changed, the personal visceral level is ratcheting up.

Bollywood is the largest Film Industry and Korean industry is now one of the most grossed Film Industry. The movies we watched were adapted from Korean movies but definitely have some different masala in the Indian version.

India’s culture of remaking movies is tremendous and we definitely would like more but who knows in future if an Indian movie could be adapted by the Korean Film Industry? And we could see some Indian-Korean collaboration. 


Author : Saurabh Thapa



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