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From Bharat to Murder 2, these Bollywood films were inspired by Korean movies

It is not a hidden fact that there are a lot of remakes, remixes and ripoffs that Bollywood does. Bollywood has made many film adaptations from the South and, of course, the West. However, many of us are unaware of the fact that there are many Bollywood movies that also took inspiration from the Far East. Whether Japanese, Korean or Thai; we have adaptations of several of their films. Today we are going to talk about Bollywood remakes of Korean movies.

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

1. Naughty Ek (2014)

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Featured actors Shraddha Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotraand Riteish DeshmukhEk Villain is a Hindi adaptation of the Korean film I saw the devil. The Korean film I Saw The Devil is a thriller. It is well known for its violence and hardcore scenes. Moreover, 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)

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Jawaani Jaaneman is a movie which is a remake of the 2008 Korean hit movie Scandal creators. However, the plot has some modifications. In the Korean version, the protagonist is a radio jockey. Meanwhile, if we talk about the Indian version, the main culprit is a real estate broker. The Indian version is, without a doubt, a very enjoyable remake. Saif Ali Khanin the lead, did an appreciable job.

3. Bharat (2019)

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In the list of Bollywood remakes of Korean movies, the following is the movie released in 2019 Bharat. Bharat is a remake of the 2014 Korean film Ode to my father. The Korean version presents Korea’s history from 1950 to 2010 through the eyes of an ordinary man. The Indian version follows the same plot. Foundry Salman Khan as a main leader, Bharat traces India’s post-independence history.

4.Awarapan (2007)

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Awarapan is an action-based romantic film which stars the actor Emraan Hashmi and Shriya Sharan. Moreover, it is a film which is a remake of the Korean film A bittersweet life. However, the change the Indian version of the film brought to its plot was that the female lead was a victim of human trafficking.

5. Zinda (2006)

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Featuring actors Sanjay Dutt, John AbrahamLara Dutta and Celina Jaitly, Zinda hit the screens in 2007. Moreover, it is copied from a South Korean cult movie, Old boy. This Indian remake was being investigated for copyright infringement, but no legal action was taken. This thriller follows the same plot: a man has been imprisoned in a room for 14 years.

6. The ugly Aur Pagli (2008)

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Ugly Aur Pagli is a copy of a 2001 Korean film, My sassy girl. Moreover, if we talk about the main actors of the Hindi remake, then it was Ranvir Shorey and Mallika Sherawat. The plot of the film revolves around an engineering student who met a girl on a rig. Also, if we talk about the original Korean movie, it was a blockbuster. It has no doubt been remade in Chinese, Nepalese and Indonesian industries.

7. Jazbaa (2015)

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The plot of the 2015 movie Jazbaa is entirely based on the 2007 Korean movie – Seven days. The film’s story revolves around a lawyer whose daughter goes missing. Moreover, if we talk about the main actors of the Indian version of the film, then they were Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the same way Irfan Khan.

8. Singh is crazy (2015)

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Singh Is Bliing features actors Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. The film is believed to be loosely based on the Korean film, My wife is a gangster 3. The plot of this 2006 Korean film revolves around a female gangster. Therefore, the plot of Singh Is Bliing is too.

9. Murder 2 (2011)

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There is another Emraan Hashmi film which is loosely based on a Korean film, and that is Murder 2. Murder 2 is a remake of the 2008 Korean film, The hunter. Also, what’s interesting to note is that the Korean movie is inspired by an actual serial killer. Murder 2 mostly follows a similar plot with minor changes.

These are the best Bollywood movies inspired by Korean movies. If there are any others you know of, let us know in the comments section!

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