Salman Khan: from Sanam Bewafa to Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, a look at bhai's 21 remakes till date – the hits and the flops
Salman Khan – the Bollywood superstar who has completed around thirty-four years in the Bollywood film industry has featured in 21 remakes/inspired movies from south India, Hollywood, Korea etc.
Here is the entire list from Sanam Bewafa to Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.
Find out which one was a hit and which one flopped.
Sanam Bewafa (1991)
Sanam Bewafa (1991) directed and produced by Saawan Kumar Tak, starring Salman Khan, Chandni, Pran, Danny Denzongpa. It is a remake of the Pakistani film Haque Meher
Haque Meher (1985)
The 1985 Pakistani film Haque Meher starred Babra Sharif, Waseem Abbas, Iqbal Hassan, Zamurrad, Afzaal Ahmad and Firdous
Sanam Bewafa Box Office
Cost: 90 Lakhs
Box office collection: 14 crores
Verdict – Blockbuster
The 1991 film directed by Suresh Krissna, starred Salman Khan, Revathi (in her Bollywood debut) in the lead roles. Love - the remake of the Telugu film Prema (1989).
Remember the song "Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya".
The 1989 Telugu-language musical romance film, produced by D. Ramanaidu under the Rajeswari Films banner and directed by Suresh Krissna marking his Telugu film debut. Prema starred Venkatesh and Revathi, music was given by Ilaiyaraaja.
Prema was dubbed into Tamil as Anbu Chinnam (1990). Love (1991) in Hindi.
Prema won four Nandi Awards.
Love box office
Budget: 1.5 crore
Box office earnings – 2.5 crores
Verdict – Disaster
The romantic drama action film directed by K. Murali Mohana Rao starred Jackie Shroff, Salman Khan, Rambha and Ashwini Bhave. Bandhan is a remake of the Tamil film Pandithurai.
The Tamil-language film directed by Manoj Kumar starred Prabhu and Khushbu. The film was remade in Telugu as Bava Bavamaridi (1993), in Hindi as Bandhan (1998) and in Kannada as Baava Baamaida (2001).
Budget box office
Budget: 5.75 crore
Box office collection: 21.45 crore
Verdict: Super Hit
Hello Brother (1999)
The romantic fantasy action film starring Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Rani Mukerji and Shakti Kapoor was directed by Salman Khan's brother Sohail Khan. Hello Brother is an adaptation of 1992 Malayalam film Aayushkalam.
The Malayalam-language ghost film directed by Kamal and written by Vinu Kiriyath and Rajan Kiriyath, starred Mukesh and Jayaram in the lead roles and Sreenivasan, The film was a commercial success at the box office. Aayushkalam is based on the Hollywood films Ghost and Heart Condition and was in turn remade in Hindi as Hello Brother.
Hello Brother Box Office
Budget: 9 crore
Collection: 21.10 crore
Verdict: Below Average
Tere Naam (2003)
The romantic tragedy directed by Satish Kaushik, written by Bala and Jainendra Jain, starred Salman Khan and marked Bhumika Chawla’s Hindi film debut.
Tere Naam is a remake of Bala's own Tamil film Sethu (1999) that starred Vikram in the lead role.
Written and directed by Bala, the film starred Vikram and Abitha in lead roles. Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
Sethu became Vikram's first major breakthrough film. Sethu won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil, and the Best Film category at the Filmfare Awards and the Cinema Express Awards. Bala and Vikram also won several awards for their contributions to the film. The film was remade in Kannada as Huchcha, in Telugu as Seshu and in Hindi as Tere Naam, in Odia as Rakate Lekhichi Na (2003) and in Bangladesh as Tor Karone Beche Achi.
Tere Naam Box Office
Budget 10 crore
Box office 24.54 crore
Verdict: Above Average
No Entry (2005)
The comedy film written and directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Boney Kapoor starred Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu, Esha Deol, Lara Dutta, Celina Jaitly, and Boman Irani, with Sameera Reddy in a cameo appearance. The music is composed by Anu Malik. It is an official remake of the Tamil film Charlie Chaplin (2002)
Charlie Chaplin is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language comedy film directed by Sakthi Chidambaram, starring Prabhu and Prabhu Deva. Abhirami, Gayathri Raghuraman and Livingston play other supporting roles.
No Entry Box Office
Budget: 24 crore
Box office: 74 crore
Kyon Ki (2005)
The romantic drama film written and directed by Priyadarshan and produced by Sunil Manchanda and Mukesh Talreja is a remake of Priyadarshan's own 1986 Malayalam film Thalavattam which in turn was inspired by the 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest which was adapted from Ken Kesey's 1962 novel of the same name.
Kyon Ki stars Salman Khan, Jackie Shroff, Kareena Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Rimi Sen and Om Puri in pivotal roles.
Written and directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, Lizy, M. G. Soman and Karthika.
The film was remade in Hindi as Kyon Ki (2005) by Priyadarshan and in Tamil as Manasukkul Mathappu (1988) by Robert–Rajasekar.
Kyon Ki Box Office
Budget: 21 crore
Box office: 23.15 crore
The romantic drama film directed by Nikkhil Advani, it featured an ensemble cast of Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Govinda, Shannon Esra, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia, John Abraham, Vidya Balan, Sohail Khan and Isha Koppikar in lead roles. The film is an unofficial remake of Hollywood film Love Actually (2003).
Love Actually (2003)
Written and directed by Richard Curtis. It features an ensemble cast that included Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon and Bill Nighy.
Salaam-e-Ishq Box Office
Budget: 43 crore
Box office: 53 Crores
The romantic comedy film directed by David Dhawan and produced by Sohail Khan starred Govinda, Salman Khan, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif. The story of Partner was directly lifted from the 2005 American film Hitch.
The romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith in the title role, along with Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta.
Partner Box Office
Budget: 28 crore
Box office 100.91
Verdict – Super Hit
God Tussi Great Ho (2008)
The Indian fantasy comedy film, written and directed by Rumi Jaffery, starred Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Sohail Khan. The film is a remake of the 2003 Hollywood comedy Bruce Almighty starring Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Aniston.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
The American fantasy comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk, stars Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman.
God Tussi Great Ho Box Office
Budget: 21 crore
Box office: 24 Crores
The action thriller film directed by Prabhu Deva is a remake of 2006 Telugu film Pokiri starring Mahesh Babu, Wanted starred Salman Khan, Prakash Raj, Ayesha Takia, while Vinod Khanna, Mahesh Manjrekar and Inder Kumar appeared in supporting roles.
The action thriller film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh stars Mahesh Babu, Ileana D'Cruz and Prakash Raj while Nassar, Ashish Vidyarthi and Sayaji Shinde appear in prominent roles.
Wanted Box Office
Budget: 52 crore
Collection: 93.23 crore
Verdict: Semi Hit
Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film is the official remake of the 2008 Telugu film of the same name directed by Srinu Vaitla. The film stars Salman Khan and Asin Thottumkal.
The action comedy film directed by Srinu Vaitla, stars Ram and Genelia. while Nassar, Brahmanandam, Sunil, Chandra Mohan, Tanikella Bharani, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Jaya Prakash Reddy play other prominent roles.
It turned out to be a Blockbuster at the box-office and he was one of the highest grossing Telugu movies of 2008.
The film received three Nandi Awards, including the Best Popular Feature Film. It was later remade in Kannada as Raam (2009), Tamil as Uthama Puthiran (2010) and in Hindi under the same name in 2011.
Ready Box Office
Budget 30 crore
Collection: 180 crore
Directed by Siddique, Bodyguard is a remake of the 2010 Malayalam film of the same name directed by Siddique and stars Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, with Raj Babbar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Aditya Pancholi and Hazel Keech in supporting roles.
Directed by Siddique, the Malayalam movie stars Dileep and Nayanthara in the lead roles. The film has been remade in four other Indian languages - in Tamil as Kaavalan and in Hindi as Bodyguard, Kannada and Telugu. The Tamil and Hindi versions were also directed by Siddique
Bodyguard Box Office
Budget: 60 crore
Jai Ho (2014)
Directed by Sohail Khan, who also produced the film under the banner Sohail Khan Productions, stars Salman Khan, Tabu, Daisy Shah, Danny Denzongpa and Ali . It also features Sunil Shetty and Yogi babu in cameo appearances.
The film is an official remake of the Telugu film Stalin (2006), directed by A. R. Murugadoss, which is also inspired from the American-drama film Pay It Forward.
The action political drama film directed by A. R. Murugadoss stars Chiranjeevi and Trisha while Prakash Raj, Sharada, Khushbu Sundar, Pradeep Rawat, and Brahmanandam play supporting roles. The film was screened at the International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section.
The film released on 20 September 2006. The film producer Nagendra Babu won for Nandi Special Jury Award. Stalin was also dubbed and released into Tamil under the same title, and remade into Hindi as Jai Ho in 2014.
Jai Ho Box Office
Budget: 65 crore
Box office: 195 crore
Verdict: Above Average
The action comedy film produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala in his directorial debut starring Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead roles.
Kick is an official remake of the 2009 Telugu film.
The Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Surender Reddy stars Ravi Teja, Ileana, and Shaam (in his Telugu debut).
The film is remade in Tamil as Thillalangadi (2010), in Hindi with the same name and in Kannada as Super Ranga (2014). A sequel, Kick 2 also starring Teja and directed by Reddy was released in 2015.
Kick Box Office
Budget: 140 crore
Box office: 402 crore
Verdict: Super Hit
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai (2021)
The action thriller film directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Atul Agnihotri and Zee Studios stars Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff. Radhe was an OTT release
The Outlaws (2017)
The South Korean crime action film, written and directed by Kang Yoon-sung, starring Ma Dong-seok and Yoon Kye-sang.
Written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, and Jackie Shroff. Disha Patani makes a special appearance. Tabu makes a friendly appearance. Bharat is an adaptation of the South Korean drama, Ode to My Father (2014).
Ode To My Father
Ode to My Father (2014)
The South Korean drama film directed by Yoon Je-kyoon stars Hwang Jung-min and Yunjin Kim.
Bharat Box Office
Budget: 100 crore
Box office 325 crore
Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (2015)
Written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya and starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal and Aashika Bhatia playing supporting roles.
The core plot of the film is reportedly inspired by the 2012 South Korean film Masquerade, which was itself loosely based on the 1894 novel The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope.
South Korean period drama film starring Lee Byung-hun in dual role as the bizarre King Gwanghae and the humble acrobat Ha-sun, who stands in for the monarch when he faces the threat of being poisoned.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Box Office
Budget: 90 crore
Box office: 432
The war drama film written and directed by Kabir Khan stars Salman Khan and Sohail Khan in the main roles, with Zhu Zhu (in her Bollywood film debut), Matin Rey Tangu, Om Puri and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in supporting roles. Shah Rukh Khan appears in a cameo in the film. It is an adaptation of the 2015 American film Little Boy.
Little Boy (2015)
The World War II war-drama film directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde, stars Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, David Henrie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michael Rapaport, Ben Chaplin, Eduardo Verástegui, Ted Levine, Abraham Benrubi, and Tom Wilkinson.
Tubelight Box Office
Budget: 100 crore
Box office: 211.14 crore
Verdict: Below Average
Antim: The Final Truth (2021)
Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and produced by Salman Khan Films, The movie is an adaptation of the Marathi film Mulshi Pattern and stars Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Mahima Makwana and Jisshu Sengupta.
Mulshi Pattern is a 2018 Indian Marathi-language action crime film directed by Pravin Tarde and stars Pravin Tarde, Om Bhutkar, Mohan Joshi, Upendra Limaye.
Antim: The Final Truth Box office
Budget: 40 crore
Box office: 59.11 crore
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan (2023)
Directed by Farhad Samji and produced by Salman Khan Films and starring Salman Khan in lead, the movie is an adaptation of the Tamil film Veeram (2014).
KKBKKJ stars Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde, Venkatesh, Bhumika Chawla, Raghav Juyal, Jassie Gill, Siddharth Nigam, Shehnaaz Gill, Tanikella Bharani and Jagapathi Babu.
Directed by Siva, the film stars Ajith Kumar and Tamannaah, with a supporting cast including Vidharth, Bala, Santhanam, Nassar, Pradeep Rawat and Atul Kulkarni.
Veeram has been remade in Telugu as Katamarayudu (2017), in Kannada as Odeya (2019), and in Hindi as Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan (2023).
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan Box Office
Budget: 132.37 Cr.
Box Office: 161 Cr.