Maro Charitra - "
Ek Duuje Ke Liye"
Maro Charitra is a classic Telugu movie about two star-crossed lovers hailing from different backgrounds. Long story short, this movie entails the tragic love story of two lovebirds whose relationship is shunned by both their families. Played by star actors
Kamal Haasan and ‘
Saritha’, this film kick-started Kamal Haasan's career. The remake used the same male protagonist while
Rati Agnihotri replaced Saritha.
Athadu' - Ek: The Power Of One
Mahesh Babu’ and
Trisha Krishnan in the leads and
Prakash Raj as the pivotal character, this film proves to be the perfect formula for an entertaining movie. Bollywood remade this talkie with a somewhat disappointing ensemble of
Bobby Deol and
Shriya Saran which fared moderately at the box office.
3) Siri Siri Muvva -
This tale proves the saying if your will is strong, you are sure to get success. ‘
Jaya Prada’ and
Chandra Mohan along with the legendary director
Kasinathuni Viswanath contributed a classic to the film industry. It was later remade as 'Sargam' in Hindi with the lead actress and director remaining the same.
4) Ladies Tailor - Ladies Tailor
Rajendra Prasad plays the role of a lazy ladies tailor who dreams of becoming rich in this Comedy-Drama.
Rajpal Yadav takes the place of Rajendra Prasad in the Hindi remake of the same name Ladies Tailor. The Marathi Film industry also remade this movie titled “Kuthe Kuthe Shodhu Mi Tula”.
Hello Brother - ‘
Hello Brother is a Telugu Family Comedy about two long-lost twin brothers and their adventures to become one again. Played by
Akkineni Nagarjuna, the movie provides an equal balance of comedy and action.
Salman Khan plays the lead in its Hindi remake which too became quite successful.
6) Prema Nagar - Prem Nagar
Prem Nagar is a classic Telugu love story which entails the pursuit of the union of two lovers played by
Akkineni Nageswara Rao and ‘
Vanisri’. It highlights the problems of status and class issues which prove to be a hurdle in love stories.
Rajesh Khanna and
Hema Malini portrayed the lead characters in its Hindi version.
Pokiri - ‘
There probably won't be a soul in Andhra Pradesh who hasn't heard of the movie ‘Pokiri’. A mega-successful movie of Mahesh Babu, this one is the perfect combo of comedy and action. A rather flat version of this flick stars Salman Khan. Though it fared well at the box office owing to the multitude of fans, it probably cannot take over the original.
Kick - Kick
'Kick' is a 2009 blockbuster movie of the Telugu film industry starring
Ravi Teja and ‘
Ileana D Cruz’. Surprisingly, Bollywood wasn't alone in remaking this talkie. The Hindi version, led by Salman Khan and
Jacqueline Fernandez, despite receiving mixed reviews turned out to be one of the movies to accomplish skyrocketing collections in 2014.
9) Kandireega -
Main Tera Hero
'Kandireega' bears the lesser known actors
Hansika Motwani, and 'Aksha Pardasany'. The Hindi remake, “Main Tera Hero” with its cast of
Nargis Fakhri, and Ileana D Cruz probably took over the Telugu original by sheer popularity.
10) ‘Vikaramarkudu’ -
In this action-packed thriller, a petty thief who goes by the name Athili Satti Babu (played by Ravi Teja) to hit the jackpot, steals a massive trunk by duping a woman at the railway station. He soon finds out that the trunk does not have money but instead carries a young girl who got kidnapped. His life changes from this point.