It’s true that Bollywood loves remakes. The Indian film industry is known to draw inspiration from the West (the latest example is an upcoming Forrest Gump remake, Laal Singh Chaddha ), but lately filmmakers are refocusing on the South Korean silver screen with its similar love of melodrama, intricate storylines and adrenaline-pumping action. Over the years Bollywood has adapted several Korean hit films – officially and unofficially – including these five: 5 Korean celebrities who love Bollywood films A Bittersweet Life (2005) into Awarapan (2007) A Bittersweet Life 2005 #Gangster #Action #Crime #Korean pic.twitter.com/P46nD8lFtf — Movie Maniac (@Thalabathism) March 2, 2017 View this post on Instagram 13 years of Awarapan. Obsessed with this cult love story. #awarapan #awarapanmovie #awarapanmoviesong #teramerarishtapurana #emraanhashmi #emraanhashmifans #emraanhashmisongs #emraanians #emraanhashmi #emraan_hashmi_big_fans #emraanhashmi #emraanhashmidialogues #therealemraan A post shared by Vysakh Maverick (@morose_saint) on Jun 29, 2020 at 10:31am PDT Bollywood and South Korean audiences love mob dramas, so it’s not surprising that the film headlined by Lee Byung-hun got an Indian makeover. An unofficial remake, Awarapan , fared decently with the audience and critics alike, who praised lead actor Emraan Hashmi’s performance. But, plot-wise, according to Hindustan Times , “this gangster flick is as slow as watching paint peeling”. Seven Days (2007) into Jazbaa (2015) Seven Days 2007 #Korean #Crime #Thriller pic.twitter.com/KEl96rtm5A — Movie Maniac (@Thalabathism) February 25, 2017 View this post on Instagram JAZBAA keyart poster #movieposter #jazbaa #marchingants #mywork #adobe #photoshop #wacom #wacomindia #2015 #bollywood #action #thriller #aishwaryabachchcanrai #movieposter A post shared by Raj Khatri Works (@posterjunky) on Jun 23, 2020 at 7:12pm PDT When Kim Yun-jin played the lawyer-mother Yoo Ji-yeon in Seven Days back in 2007, her performance earned her the Grand Bell Award for best actress. Unfortunately, the remake with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan didn’t meet with the same luck, declared a disappointing comeback for the former Miss World and scoring just 38 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. Priyanka Chopra and 4 other Indian actresses who were once beauty queens Montage (2013) into Teen (2016) View this post on Instagram #te3n #movieinstagram #movieinspiration #movietime #filmisnotdead #cinemainstagram #cinema #vespa A post shared by Berno Decherf (@vespa_rider_belgium) on May 25, 2020 at 10:34pm PDT Starring Uhm Jung-hwa and Kim Sang-kyung in lead roles, Montage revolves around a mother who stops at nothing to catch a kidnapper. The drama-thriller film’s rights were bought by producer Sujoy Ghosh and its Bollywood ringer roped in veteran stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan. The remake registered well with critics and audiences, with Variety calling it “an intriguing Indian spin on American crime-movie conventions” – missing its Korean derivation. Ode to My Father (2014) into Bharat (2019) View this post on Instagram 1년 전 오늘 #국제시장 #12월17일 #씨네21 #cine21 #OdeToMyFather A post shared by 영화주간지 씨네21 (@cine_21) on Dec 16, 2015 at 5:47pm PST View this post on Instagram Meri Mitti. Mera Desh!#BharatKoSalaam @BeingSalmanKhan @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife #BhushanKumar @katrinakaif @tabutiful @apnabhidu @sonalikul @dishapatani @whosunilgrover @norafatehi @iaasifsheikhofficial @nikhilnamit @reellifeproduction @skfilmsofficial @tseries.official A post shared by Bharat (@bharat_thefilm) on Apr 17, 2019 at 10:31pm PDT The Yoon Je-kyun-directed film is the fourth highest-grossing film in South Korean history, and was later adapted as Bharat, starring Salman Khan. While the integral Korean War was replaced with India/Pakistan segregation, the rest of the film shared a similar plot. Bharat scored US$33 million at the box office worldwide, but it failed to impress the critics who pointed out the hyperbolic Indian adaptation lost the tension and tear-jerking nuances of the source material. 5 pioneering Bollywood stars who have spoken up for LGBTQ+ lives The Outlaws (2009) into Radhe (2020) The Outlaws 2017 #Korean #Crime ⭐7.5/10 pic.twitter.com/A0p8MYDRdl — Movie Maniac (@Thalabathism) September 13, 2018 View this post on Instagram And here are the posters... New poster of #Dabangg3 and first look poster of #Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai... Salman Khan has booked #Christmas2019 and #Eid2020. A post shared by Taran Adarsh (@taranadarsh) on Oct 18, 2019 at 6:05am PDT The latest Korean remake, again starring Salman Khan, is of the action-thriller The Outlaws, originally featuring Ma Dong-seok and Yoon Kye-sang. The Bollywood version is slated to release later in 2020, and will see Khan as a police commissioner taking down an underworld gang. It’s rumoured that Radhe will be less violent and sexual than its original, which isn’t unusual for Bollywood remake. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .