From 'Garam Masala' to 'Drishyam', Mohanlal hits that were remade in Hindi

Malayalam film is synonymous with actors Mohanlal and Mammootty. Mohanlal has been a part of over 300 films in his career spanning over four decades. Over the years many of his hit films have also been remade in other Indian languages including Hindi. As Mohanlal turns a year older today, here are a few films of the National award-winning actor which were remade in Hindi:   

Updated On: 2024-05-21 08:21 AM IST

Compiled by : Athulya Nambiar


Saat Rang Ke Sapne

Mohanlal's commercially successful film 'Thenmavin Kombathu' was first remade in Tamil as ‘Muthu’. It was later remade in Hindi as 'Saat Rang Ke Sapne' in 1998. While the original did wonders for Mohanlal's career, the Hindi film featuring Arvind Swami and Juhi Chawla failed to make a mark

Bhool Bhulaiyaa: 

Directed by Priyadarshan, the Hindi film is a remake of the 1993 Malayalam film 'Manichitrathazhu' starring Mohanlal, Shobana and Suresh Gopi. The Hindi remake starred Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Shiney Ahuja

Garam Masala: 

After ‘Hungama’, Priyadarshan released Akshay Kumar and John Abraham-starrer ‘Garam Masala’ in 2005. The film was a remake of the 1985 hit Malayalam film ‘Boeing Boeing’ featuring Mohanlal and Mukesh. The film itself was a remake of the American film of the same name

Khatta Meeta: 

Starring Akshay Kumar and Trisha, this 2010 film is a remake of the 1988 film ‘Vellanakalude Nadu’. The film was a moderate success but scenes and dialogues film became an active part of the internet meme culture


This Akshaye Khanna-starrer directed by Priyadarshan was a remake of the 1984 Malayalam film ‘Poochakkoru Mookkuthi’. The Malayalam film itself was adapted from Charles Dicken’s story A Strange Gentleman. The film narrates the story of a businessman who moves into a city with his wife from their village. They get into a case of mistaken identity and the incidents that follow are quite comical


Priyadarshan is known to remake well-known Malayalam films in Hindi. The first Malayalam film he remade was 'Kilukkam' (1991) as 'Muskurahat' in 1992. The original was a massive hit and starred Revathi alongside Mohanlal and Jagathy Sreekumar. However, the remake could not recreate the original's magic, which also had Revathi alongside Jay Mehta

Drishyam and Drishyam 2

The Drishyam franchise needs no introduction. The Jeethu Joseph drama starring Mohanlal narrates the tale of a father who goes against all odds to cover up a mother committed by his daughter and wife in self defense. Both parts of the film were a massive hit and remade in multiple languages in India and outside the country. In Hindi, the film was remade with Ajay Devgn reprising Mohanlal's role

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