Recently there has been a heated debate in the movie world, Bollywood vs Southern cinema. From film stars to social media, there has been a lot of mudslinging. Some have cursed Bollywood and some have criticized South cinema. The popularity of remake films has increased a lot over the last decade. As for the remake of the film, the sinking career of Rajinikanth, the biggest superstar of Southern cinema, was once saved only because of the remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s film.
When Rajinikanth was worried about his sinking career, he almost decided to leave the world of cinema. Rajinikanth has repeatedly called Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan as his inspiration. The two have worked together in Bollywood films like ‘Andha Kanoon’, ‘Him’ and ‘Giraftar’.
There was a time in the 60’s and 70’s when Rajinikanth made a name for himself by playing the Tamil remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s Hindi film. The remake started with the movie ‘Shankar Selim Simon’ released in 1986. It was actually a Tamil remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ released in 1986.
The remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s super hit film ‘Don’ ‘Billa’ made Rajinikanth a superstar. Rajinikanth has acted in Tamil remakes of 11 Amitabh Bachchan films. Which ultimately brightened his career. Among them, Rajinikanth’s most successful film is Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Dawn’, written by Selim-Javed.
It is said that there was a time when Rajinikanth almost decided to quit acting. But he returned to Tamil cinema with the film Badla, released in 1970. The remake of Amitabh’s ‘Dawn’ ‘Billa’ made Rajinikanth the number one star in South Indian cinema. He also surpassed Kamal Hasan in the success of this film.
Rajinikanth did a great job in the remake of these 11 movies of Amitabh Bachchan.
2. Amar Akbar Anthony – Shankar Selim Simon
3. Kill Pasina – Shiva
4. Trishul – Sri Bharat
5. Labaris – Panakkaran
. Salt is halal – Velakaran
6. Khuddar – Pedestrian
9. Dwivar – d
10. Majboor – Nan Vajavipen
11. I swear – Dharmathin Thalaiva