India is a nation of many languages and as far as movies are concerned, you can’t expect some great movies not being made in a couple of languages at the least. There are two kinds of multilingual movies in India – one, those which are shot in multiple languages simultaneously, thus carrying the same cast and crew, and two, those which are shot in another language with a different name (in a regional language), cast, and crew and maybe with a slightly varying storyline.
In this list, we bring to you such movies which belong to both of these categories and which have minted millions owing to their reach across many languages and the popularity of its regional superstars. Movies which became better with each remade version or which started receiving their praise only when they were remade. Let us consider ‘Drishyam’ and ‘Baahubali’ as examples. While the former garnered accolades in each language it was made with a totally different cast, directors, production design etc., the latter was made in two languages simultaneously, thus retaining most of its originality and also had countless dubbed versions, thus reaching millions of viewers.
So, here goes, the list of Indian movies which were either made in more than two languages or were remade using another name, a regional flavor, cast, and crew. And just to mention that the list can be endless, so we have covered only the best in terms of their storyline or popularity.
P.S. Movies which have been merely dubbed (and not remade or shot bilingually, e.g. ‘Roja’, ‘Bombay’ etc.) won’t figure on this list.
Warning: Spoilers Ahead!