Spanish Movies That Got Remade In Bollywood.

The Bollywood industry has often been criticized for copying its contents and taking inspiration from the South and Hollywood industries. While we are already aware of the various Bollywood creations whose stories were taken from cross-industries, most of us might not know about the popular Bollywood movies that were remade from Spanish movies. Though we might not have watched their Spanish versions, their Indian remakes became highly famous amongst the audiences; some of them are still appreciated by the fans. Let’s have a look at the various Bollywood blockbusters that were adapted from Spanish movies:

The Body

Released in 2019 this murder thriller film starred actors Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor, and Sobhita Dhulipala in the lead roles. Being an official remake of a 2012 Spanish movie on the same name, this movie was even unofficially in bilingual films in several languages including Tamil and Kannada. Marking the final appearance of the late actor Rishi Kapoor on the silver screen, this movie revolves around a murder mystery where a popular businesswoman died of a heart attack and her body walked out of the morgue. Solving the unusual mystery about how a dead person can walk out on their own, the plot takes the audience to an unexpected turn and unveils a shocking end.


Released in 2005 there are only a limited set of horrors that were able to scare the hell out of audiences. And amongst those, the Bollywood film Anjaane starring Helen, Sanjay Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, and various other pivotal roles was adapted from a Spanish film, The Others. Revolving around the story of a married couple who were leading a happy life along with their children until another woman pitches in their life claiming about the affair between her and the male protagonist. Following this, the male protagonist leaves his family and settles down with his girlfriend, and then claims custody of his children and when awarded the same, the film takes a sharp turn turning things ugly and full of horrors. 


Marking its release in 2019 this Bollywood hit stars Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead roles. While this film was immensely loved for its head-twisting plot and dreadful turns just to unveil a shocking twist at the end and leaving the audiences with a headache. Taking its story from the 2016 Spanish film The invisible Guest this film was brilliantly executed by the Bollywood industry. Carrying out a discussion between the protagonists on being framed wrongfully for murder the things turn out ugly towards the end.

Bas Ek pal

No, we indeed are not talking about the song Bas Ek Pal but rather about the Bollywood romantic crime thriller film starring Urmila Matondkar, Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Suri, and Jimmy Shergill. Taking its storyline from the Spanish film live flesh, the Hindi version was directed by Onir. Most of us must have forgotten about the major details of the film, most of us might not know about the fact of its being adapted from Spanish film.

Murder 3

Are you also among those who fell instantly for the story of this film? Well, indeed a brilliant performance and a well-structured plot that received an overwhelming response from the audiences was the 2013 psychological thriller film murder 3. Starring renowned actors like Aditi Rao Hydari, Randeep Hooda, and Sara Loren in the lead roles this film might have performed averagely or rather poorly at the box office collections but still manage to impress the audiences. Bein the official remake of the Colombian film The Hidden Face, the film revolves around a trio where the girlfriend of a wildlife photographer engages in performing a loyalty test on her boyfriend and create a structure of mirror that has a secret hidden room behind and hiding in the room she could force see all the activities of her boyfriend. However, a huge tragedy occurs when she closes upon her ki, making her trapped in the door and no one could listen or had any idea about her being trapped. Being betrayed by her boyfriend it’s highly surprising to witness a shocking end of the film.

Total Siyapaa

The storyline of the film is even quirkier than the title of this film. The remake of a Spanish-Argentine film, this film stars Yami Gautam, Kirron Kher, Anupam Kher, and Ali Zafar in the lead roles. Though the film could not perform financially well at the box office, it was regarded as a complete package of entertainment that had a lot of comical elements to entertain the audiences. Released in 2014, the film follows a Pakistani boy who wishes to marry a Punjabi girlfriend goes on to seek permission from her family which gives rise to several strange hilarious events making this film worth giving a watch.

John Day

You also amongst those who had skipped this brilliant Bollywood creation? Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shernaz Patel, Randeep Hooda, Vipin Sharma in the lead roles, this film was released in 2013. Thriller Film directed by Ahishor Solomon, this movie is the unofficial remake of a Spanish film Box 507. A brilliant creation that remains a hidden gem of the Bollywood industry this film is worth giving a watch.

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