Ticket To Korean Cinema: Radhe and other 5 films which are based on popular Korean films
The upcoming highly anticipated Salman Khan starring Radhe: Your most Wanted Bhai is slated to release on 13th May on the occasion of Eid. The film is said to be the official of the 2017 film The Outlaws. Over the years Bollywood has adapted Korean films officially and unofficially. here are 5 popular Bollywood films adapted from Korean films.
Bollywood is known for remaking o copying films from Hollywood and other western films. Later on, they mastered remaking South Indian films. But for few years they're interested in remaking Korean films. The latest film on this list is the most anticipated Salman Khan starrer film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai which is the remake of the 2017 action film The Outlaws, even the hairstyle of Yoon Kye-sang and Randeep Hooda is the same.
Here are 5 Bollywood film which is a remake of popular Korean film:
1) Zinda (2007) - Old Boy (2003)
Oldboy is a neo-noir action thriller about a man, who sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and kept inside a cell for 15 years, unravelling some disturbing secrets in his journey. While everyone loves the South Korean film (one of the finest movies ever made), hardly knows about Zinda except for the people who acted in the movie. Oldboy considered one of the best Korean films and its director Park Chan-wook got international recognition through this film. It is the second instalment of The Vengeance Trilogy, preceded by Sympathy for Mr Vengeance and followed by Lady Vengeance.
Oldboy is known for action sequence especially a single-take action sequence in the film which lasts for 4 minutes is quite popular and Zinda copied is scene by scene.
Spike Lee remade it in 2013 with the same name which was panned critically and commercial film.
2) Rocky Handsome (2016) - The Man From Nowhere (2010)
Starring John Abraham in the lead, Rocky Handsome is the official remake of Lee Jeong-Beom's film The Man From Nowhere. The story is about a mysterious man and a young girl he makes friends with. When the girl is kidnapped and her mother is killed, the man goes to extreme lengths to save the girl. The remake directed by Nishikant Kamat.
3) Awarapan (2007) - A Bittersweet Life (2005)
A hitman is asked to keep an eye on his boss' mistress. However, when he learns that she is being exploited, he decides to rescue her from the clutches of his boss. While actor Lee Byung Hyun flawlessly portrayed the conflict going on inside the character in the South Korean version, Emraan Hashmi failed to recreate the same magic or should we say turmoil in the Bollywood one.
4) Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) - Masquerade (2012)
Everyone knows that Bharat is an official Hindi remake of a popular South Korean film. But, not many know that this is not the only film that took inspiration from South Korea. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is another chartbuster movie that was copied from Masquerade, a very famous South Korean film.
5) Rock On (2008) - A Happy Life (2007)
Starring Farhan Akhtar, Purab Kohli and Arjun Rampal, Rock On is a story of four friends who fail to make it big in the music industry as their band falls apart due to differences. Years later, they come together to rebuild the dream and embark on a journey they left years ago. This is probably the only movie on this list that was unanimously loved by both the audience and the critics. Rock On is said to be based on the South Korean movie A Happy Life.
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