Remakes have always been a norm across all the languages universally. If a movie is well made and recognized in one language, it naturally attracts the makers of other languages to grab the rights and play a safe bet by remaking the movie which was well accepted in the original language. Over the years, we have seen this trend, and this keeps continuing in future as well. Here, we have handpicked 7 Telugu remakes that were done well and have won over the audience.


A remake of Chinna Thambi (Tamil)

Chanti is a remake of a superhit Tamil movie titled Chinna Thambi. While the original version had Prabhu and Khusbu in the lead roles, the remade version starred Venkatesh and Meena. Released in the year 1992, Chanti is one among the industry hits in Telugu cinema which broke all the records of the movies released before. Not just in Telugu, the Tamil version was a blockbuster too. And taking a step forward, Venkatesh decided to debut in Hindi cinema with this remake and was eventually made as Anari where Karishma Kapoor played the lead heroine. Even in Hindi, it was a superhit.

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Nuvve Kavali

A remake of Niram (Malayalam)

Starring Tarun and Richa Pallod, Nuvve Kavali is a remake of Malayalam movie titled Niram. The Telugu version was directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and the movie was one of the biggest hits among the medium budget flicks. The collections were at par with any other big-budget movie and this cute love story attracted the youth and family audience enormously. Released in the year 2000, the dialogues of the movie were written by Trivikram Srinivas.

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Gabbar Singh

A remake of Dabbang (Hindi)

Power Star Pawan Kalyan starrer Gabbar Singh is an official remake of Salman Khan’s Dabbang. However, director Harish Shankar made modifications to suit the taste of the native audience and the movie went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters in Pawan Kalyan’s career. Released in the year 2012, Shruthi Hasan played the lead heroine and the movie was produced by Ganesh Babu.

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Pasivadi Pranam

A remake of Poovinnu Puthiya Poonthennai (Malayalam)

Released in the year 1987, Pasivadi Pranam is a remake of Malayalam movie titled Poovinnu Puthiya Poonthennai. The Malayalam version was directed by Faazil and A.Kodandarami Reddy directed the Telugu version. Starring Chiranjeevi and Vijayasanthi in lead roles, the movie revolves around a child with speech and hearing impairment, Raja, whose parents get murdered. The protagonist hunts the culprits down and brings them in front of the law.

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A remake of Kushi (Tamil)

Another remake of Pawan Kalyan that went on to become a resounding hit was Kushi, a remake of a Tamil movie with the same title, featuring Vijay and Jyothika in lead roles. Directed by S.J.Surya for both the versions, the Telugu version had Bhumika Chawla play the lead heroine opposite Power Star. Released in the year 2001, the movie was later remade in Hindi with the same title, which had Fardeen Khan and Kareena Kapoor play the lead roles.

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Antima Teerpu

A remake of New Delhi (Malayalam)

Antima Teerpu starring Rebel Star Krishnam Raju and Sumalatha in lead roles is a remake of Malayalam movie titled New Delhi. Released in the year 1988, the movie was directed by Joshiy and entirely shot in New Delhi. Krishnam Raju has also won a Filmfare Award for the Best Actor category for this movie.

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Shankar Dada MBBS

A remake of Munnabhai MBBS (Hindi)

Starring Chiranjeevi and Srikanth in lead roles, Shankar Dada MBBS is a remake of Hindi blockbuster Munnabhai MBBS, directed by Raj Kumar Hirani. The Telugu version was directed by Jayanth C Paranjee. Released in the year 2004, Sonali Bendre played the lead heroine opposite Megastar.

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