15 Bollywood Movies That Are Remake Of Korean Movies

Curious to know which Bollywood movies have been copied from Korean movies and whether people liked it or not? Read on.

Plagiarism is everywhere, even in the film industry. Many films are remade officially or simply copied without giving credits. Most of the remakes are flops but some are appreciated.

When it comes to copying, Bollywood is one of the best examples. Various movies from different countries have been remade or copied. Some of them gave credits while some denied.

It is fact that Korean movies have great plot, cinematography, music and action. Whatever be the genre of the film, South Korea nails them all.

Bollywood Remakes Of Korean Movies

Korean movies are one of the best when it comes to storyline, acting & plot twists. In recent years, Bollywood has copied the plot or even dialogues from popular Korean movies.

Bollywood Remakes Of Korean Movies

Here are 15 Bollywood movies that have taken inspiration or simply copied Korean films. Some critics bashed them for their copied work while some appreciated their efforts.

1. Awarapan

Awarapan is a 2007 Indian Hindi language film directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Mukesh Bhatt, starring Emraan Hashmi, Shriya Saran, Mrinalini Sharma, and Ashutosh Rana.


A hitman is asked to keep an eye on his boss’ mistress. However, when he learns that she is being exploited, he decides to rescue her from the clutches of his boss.

a Bittersweet life

It is an uncredited remake of the film A Bittersweet Life, written and directed by Kim Jee Woon. It stars Lee Byung Hun, Kim Yeong Cheol, Shin Min Ah & Hwang Jung Min.

2. Bharat

Bharat is a 2019 Indian Hindi language film written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani, and Jackie Shroff.


During the India-Pakistan partition, a family gets torn apart leaving Bharat, one of the children, in charge of the remaining members. All his life he tries to keep the promise he made to his father.

ode to my father

The movie is based on the 2014 film Ode to My Father, directed by Yoon Je Kyoon. It stars Hwang Jung Min and Yunjin Kim. The remake was not appreciated by the audience & has very low ratings.

3. Dhamaka

Dhamaka is a 2021 Indian Hindi language film directed by Ram Madhvani & produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Amita Madhvani & Ram Madhvani. The film stars Kartik Aaryan in the leading role of a journalist.


An ambitious news anchorman monopolizes the live broadcast of a terrorist attack following the explosion of Mapo Bridge on the Han River, as the story unfolds within the narrow confines of a radio booth.

the terror live

It is an official remake of the 2014 film The Terror Live, written and directed by Kim Byung Woo, starring Ha Jung Woo. Dhamaka was rated average and is now available on Netflix.

4. Do Lafzon Ki Kahani

Do Lafzon Ki Kahani is a 2016 Indian Hindi language film written by Girish Dhamija and directed by Deepak Tijori. It stars Randeep Hooda and Kajal Aggarwal.

do lafzon ki kahani

A budding relationship between Sooraj, a boxer with an awful past, and Jenny, a girl with visual impairment, experiences challenges after they discover each other’s pasts.

always korean movie

It is a remake of the 2011 film Always, directed by Song Il Gon & starring So Ji Sub and Han Hyo Joo in the lead roles. The remake was not appreciated & has received very low ratings.

5. Ek Villain

Ek Villain is a 2014 Indian Hindi language film directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures. It stars Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, and Aamna Sharif.

ek villain

Guru is a gangster whose life changes after he falls in love with Aisha and decides to mend his ways. When Aisha gets murdered by a serial killer, Guru begins to search for the culprit.

I saw the devil photo

Ek Villain was earlier reported to be a remake of the 2010 Korean film I Saw the Devil, though Suri, the director, refuted the claim. The film is directed by Kim Jee Woon, starring Lee Byung Hun and Choi Min Sik.

6. Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story

Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story is a 2013 Indian film directed by Vinnil Markan, and produced by Kumar S. Taurani. The film stars Vivek Oberoi opposite Neha Sharma in lead roles.

jayantbhai ki luv story

Simran, an engineering graduate, struggles to settle in Mumbai and lands in a hostile neighborhood. Jayantabhai, a small-time gangster, helps and falls in love with her but her father disapproves.

my gangster lover

The film is a remake of the 2010 Korean film My Gangster Lover (My Dear Desperado), written and directed by Kim Kwang Sik, and starring Park Joong Hoon and Jung Yu Mi. It was also remade in the Tamil language.

7. Jazbaa

Jazbaa is a 2015 Indian film directed by Sanjay Gupta. It stars Aishwarya Rai and Irrfan Khan in the lead roles. The film marked Aishwarya’s return on screen after a five-year break.


Anuradha, an honest lawyer, and a single mother finds herself in a do-or-die situation when her daughter Sanaya is kidnapped. The kidnapper then blackmails her to defend a rapist.

seven days

The film is a remake of the 2007 film Seven Days, directed by Won Shin Yun, starring Yunjin Kim and Park Hee Soon. The remake has received a mixed reaction from the audience.

8. Murder 2

Murder 2 is a 2011 Indian Hindi language film directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Mukesh Bhatt. It stars Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Prashant Narayanan.

murder 2

Arjun, an ex-police officer, is hired to trace missing sex workers. When Reshma, a young prostitute, recruited to entice the abductor goes missing, Arjun needs to find her.

the chaser korean movie

The film is alleged to be based on the 2008 film The Chaser, though the producer denied this. The Chaser is directed by Na Hing Jin & stars Kim Yoon Seok and Ha Jung Woo.

9. Radhe

Radhe is a 2021 Indian Hindi language directed by Prabhu Deva, produced by Salman & Sohail Khan, Atul Agnihotri & Zee Studios. It stars Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, and Jackie Shroff.


The film is about Radhe, a daredevil encounter specialist of the Mumbai Police force, who vows to knock down the crime syndicate led by an evil drug lord.

the outlaws

The core plot of the film is based on the 2017 Korean film The Outlaws, directed by Kang Yoon Sung. The film stars Ma Dong Seok and Yoon Kye Sang. Radhe got the worst ratings.

10. Rocky Handsome

Rocky Handsome is a 2016 Indian Hindi language film directed by Nishikant Kamat & written by Ritesh Shah. It stars John Abraham and Diya Chalwad in the lead roles.

rocky handsome

Kabir, a young man who runs a pawn shop in Goa, befriends his little neighbor Naomi, a bright eight-year-old girl. After she gets abducted, he goes on a vengeful spree to get her back.

the man from nowhere

It is an official adaptation of the 2010 Korean film The Man from Nowhere, starring Won Bin and written and directed by Lee Jeong Beom. The remake received mixed ratings.

11. Singh Is Bliing

Singh Is Bliing is a 2015 Indian Hindi language film directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Grazing Goat Pictures. It features Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta, and Kay Kay Menon in lead roles.

singh is bliing

Raftaar Singh always runs away from responsibilities. Frustrated by his behavior, his father asks him to either marry Sweety or relocate to Goa and work with his father’s friend.

my wife is gangster 3

It is a remake of the 2016 Korean film named My Wife Is a Gangster 3, directed by Jo Jin Kyu, starring Shu Qi, Lee Beom Soo & Hyun Young. The remake is loved by the audience.

12. Te3n

Te3n is a 2016 Indian Hindi language film written and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Padmavati Rao, and Vidya Balan.


John Biswas, a 70-year-old man who visits the police station regularly, seeks help from a priest and a police officer in his quest to find the people who kidnapped and killed his granddaughter.

montage korean movie

It is a remake of the 2013 Korean film Montage, directed by Jeong Keun Seob. It features Uhm Jung Hwa, Kim Sang Kyung, and Song Young Chang. The remake was a commercial failure at the box office.

13. Zinda

Zinda is a 2006 Indian Hindi language film starring John Abraham, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, and Celina Jaitly. The film was directed by Sanjay Gupta & written by Gupta and Suresh Nair.


After being held imprisoned in a room for 14 years, Balajeet Roy is suddenly released. Thereafter, he goes on a quest to look for the people who wronged him.

Oldboy photo

It is a remake of the 2003 high-rated Korean film Oldboy, co-written and directed by Park Chan Wook. It stars Choi Min Sik, Yoo Ji Tae & Kang Hye Jung. It is bad to see a remake of this masterpiece.

14. Ugly Aur Pagli

Ugly Aur Pagli is a 2008 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by Sachin Khot and produced by Pritish Nandy. It stars Ranvir Shorey and Mallika Sherawat.

ugly aur pagli movie

The story of the strange relationship between Kabir, a young Mumbai engineering student and Kuhu, a girl he meets on the train.

My sassy girl photo

It is an uncredited remake of the film My Sassy Girl, written by Kim Ho Sik and directed by Kwak Jae Yong. It stars Cha Tae Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun. Many scenes are taken directly from the original movie.

15. Blind

Blind is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller movie directed by Shome Makhija. The film features Sonam Kapoor in a lead role with Purab Kohli, Vinay Pathak and Lillete Dubey.

blind 2023 movie

Gia Singh, a blind former police officer, becomes the sole witness to a crime. She uses her senses and determination to track down the killer, as she becomes the target of his obsession.

blind korean movie 11 edited

It is the remake of the 2011 Korean movie of the same name directed by Ahn Sang Hoon. It stars Kim Ha Neul and Yoo Seung Ho. The remake received generally negative reviews and was panned by critics.

Wrapping Up

So, these were some of the Korean movies that were remade in Bollywood. Some of them received appreciation while some received very low ratings. Anyway, it’s people’s choice whether to watch the original movie or its remake.

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1. Which Bollywood movie is a remake of Korean movie?

Dhamaka is a remake of the Korean movie “The Terror Live.” Other movies like Bharat, Awarapan, Zinda, Rocky Handsome are also remakes.

2. Which Bollywood remakes are better than the original?

The Bollywood remake of the Korean movie “The Chaser” which is “Murder 2” is better adapted for Indian audience.

3. Where can I watch Bollywood remake movies?

You can watch the movies remade from Korean movies on streaming sites like Jiocinema, Zee5, SonyLIV, Netflix, YouTube, etc.

Hi! I'm Alma Santos from Philippines. I have watched over hundreds of dramas and can speak Korean a little bit. My favorite drama is Crash Landing On You.

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