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From Arjun Reddy to Vash , 5 Regional Gems That Sparked Bollywood Adaptations On OTT Platforms

Vash – Shaitaan, Drishyam – Drishyam – Bollywood Adaptations

Bollywood Adaptations On OTT
Bollywood Adaptations On OTT

Remakes have been the rage, especially in Bollywood, where they’ve been a beloved trend for quite some time. Filmmakers frequently choose hit storylines from regional films to cater to Hindi-speaking audiences.

While some remakes stay true to the original, others miss the mark. Recently, adaptations and remakes like ‘Shaitaan’, based on the Gujarati blockbuster ‘Vash‘, have been creating buzz. Today, let’s delve into some popular Original Regional Hits that served as inspiration for Bollywood adaptations, stirring up everyone’s curiosity.

Vash – Shaitaan

Vash, available on ShemarooMe, is a gripping Gujarati supernatural horror thriller directed by Krishnadev Yagnik, featuring Hiten Kumar and Janki Bodiwala in pivotal roles. With outstanding performances and eerie visuals, Vash has garnered global acclaim, earning recognition as a standout in Gujarati cinema.

Its popularity and quality prompted Bollywood to create the Hindi remake, Shaitaan, starring Ajay Devgn, Jyotika, and Madhavan, now streaming on Netflix. The story revolves around a family’s tranquil trip to their ancestral farm, which takes a terrifying turn when they encounter a mysterious antagonist. As the daughter falls under the antagonist’s spell, a battle between good and evil ensues.

Drishyam – Drishyam

“Drishyam,” available on Disney+ Hotstar, served as the inspiration for its Bollywood remake of the same name. Directed by Jeetu Joseph, the Malayalam version stars Mohanlal, while the Hindi adaptation on Jio Cinema features Ajay Devgn, directed by Nishikant Kamat. Both versions received acclaim for their captivating suspense thriller plot.

The story revolves around an ordinary man’s family accused of a crime. He relies on his wits and cinematic knowledge to outsmart the law, unravelling a complex web of investigation. With talented casts and intense storylines, “Drishyam” promises an enthralling cinematic experience, delving into the depths of human nature.

Arjun Reddy – Kabir Singh

“Arjun Reddy,” streaming on Netflix, inspired the Bollywood hit “Kabir Singh,” starring Shahid Kapoor. Both films received acclaim for their intense drama. While “Arjun Reddy,” directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in pivotal roles, “Kabir Singh,” starred Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, and mesmerised audiences with raw intensity.

The story follows a brilliant yet self-destructive medical student navigating heartbreak and coping mechanisms like anger and substance abuse. Both, Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh garnered widespread acclaim for its gripping narrative and powerful performances.

Sairat – Dhadak

“Sairat,” a riveting romantic drama on Zee5, inspired the Bollywood remake “Dhadak.” Directed by Nagraj Manjule, “Sairat” delves into the forbidden love story of Parshya and Archie, challenged by caste barriers. This Marathi masterpiece captivated audiences with its powerful narrative.

In its Hindi adaptation, “Dhadak,” directed by Shashank Khaitan, the story retained its essence with Ishaan Khattar and Janhvi Kapoor in lead roles. “Sairat” broke barriers, making it a must-watch for those craving immersive romance and thought-provoking storytelling.

Mala Aai Vhhaychy! – Mimi

“Mala Aai Vhaychay!” served as the inspiration behind the Kriti Sanon starrer “Mimi.” Directed and written by Samruoddhi Porey, “Mala Aai Vhaychay” stars Urmilla Kanetkar Kothare, Stacy Bee, and Samruoddhi Porey, while the Hindi adaptation “Mimi” stars Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi, and Sai Tamhankar in pivotal roles. The story deals with the growing surrogacy practices in India, where women are used as surrogates by foreigners.

The film is an emotional drama that tells the story of one such surrogate mother who bears a foreigner’s child. With skillful blending of humour, drama, and social commentary, the film depicts a compelling and relatable journey of self-discovery and fulfilment.

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