Bollywood- Hindi Film Industry takes major inspiration from South Indian film industry. It has picked up not just blockbusters for remakes, but also artists who ended up carving a niche for themselves here as well! For the long time, Bollywood’s most masaledaar offerings were either direct remakes or inspired by South cinema. When did Salman Khan really become the bhaijaan of Bollywood? It was not Ek Tha Tiger or Dabangg. It was Wanted, which was a remake of the Telugu film Pokiri that was released in 2006, starring Mahesh Babu. Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja’s Vikramarkudu (2006) became Akshay Kumar’s Rowdy Rathore (2012), Ram’s Ready (2008) became Salman Khan’s Ready (2011), Vijay Deverakonda’s Arjun Reddy became Shahid Kapoor‘s Kabir Singh (2019).
The success of Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna starrer latest movie Pushpa :The Rise is creating a lot of buzz in Bollywod. It is a sign of fast-evolving dynamics, which has put mainstream Hindi filmmakers on the backfoot.
The south Indian movies managed to build a formidable reputation and expand the size of their movie lovers, cutting across the language and cultural barriers. Rajamouli’ Baahubali series has opened the door of International market for regional movies.
Allu Arjun starrer Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is also being remade in Bollywood in which Kartik Aaryan is playing the lead role. Hindi movie lovers are also eagerly waiting for the release of Rajamouli’ magnum opus RRR and Yash starrer KGF: Chapter 2.