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5 Vikram Films that were remade in other Languages
byonApril 16, 2017
Here is a list of 5 Chiyaan Vikram Films that were remade in other Languages. Most of them are the blockbuster hits from the actor in his early days (before 2004). After that his movies are directly dubbed in other languages and become hit with just dubbed version like Anniyan in 2005, which was blockbuster in Telugu with just dubbed version. Also his roles like in Anniyan and I is not something easy for actors in other industry to reprise.
The first hit or the movie which gave life to Chiyaan Vikram is Sethu. With the extra odrinary performance from Vikram and direction by Bala. The film is a milestone in Vikram’s Career. Sethu was remade in Hindi as Tere Naam with Salman Khan playing the lead role which also became a success in Hindi. In Kannada Sethu was remade as Huchcha which gave a major breakthrough to actor Sudeep. In Telugu, actress Jeevitha remade the film as Seshu with her husband Rajasekhar playing the lead role
Dhill became blockbuster in Tamil with the first association of director Dharani with Vikram.
Dhill was later remade in Telugu as Sreeram with Uday Kiran and Anita Hassanandani in the lead roles in the year 2002. In Hindi it was remade as Dum in 2003, starring Vivek Oberoi and Diya Mirza in the lead roles. In 2004, Dhill was also dubbed and released in Telugu despite Sreeram the remake version was released before, this shows the popularity and craze for Vikram in Telugu audience. In Kannada it was remade as Sye with Sudeep in lead roles in 2005.
Dhool became the second blockbuster with the association of Vikram and director Dharani. The movie had Jyothika in lead role with Reema sen playing another important character.
Dhool was remade and released in Telugu as Veede, with Ravi Teja and Arthi Agarwal taking up the lead roles, while Reemma Sen retained her same role in Telugu version as well.
Dhool was also remade in Sinhala as Ranja starring Ranjan Ramanayake in the year 2014, which is a rare occurance and shows the quality of this film to go for a longer run in multiple languages.
Saamy is the first association of Vikram with director Hari resulting in the police blockbuster movie Saamy. Recently they have announced part two for Saamy which will have the same lead Chiyaan Vikram and Trisha.
Saamy was remade in Telugu as Lakshmi Narasimha starring Nandamuri Balakrishna and Asin.
Saamy was remade in Bengali as Barood starring Mithun Chakraborty. In Kannada as Ayya starring Darshan and Rakshitha
In 2013 it was remade in Hindi as Policegiri starring Sanjay Dutt and Prachi Desai directed by KS Ravikumar.
Gemini became so popular before its release because of the hit number Oo Podu from music director Bharadwaj, this lead to a huge expectation for the movie and also the commercial formula from director Saran went on to make the movie a commercial blockbuster in Kollywood
Director Saran remade it in Telugu as Gemeni starring actor Victory Venkatesh and Namitha in the lead roles. Kalabhavan Mani and Murali reprised their same roles from the Tamil version.