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Bollywood Adaptation of ODE TO MY FATHER Started Shooting in July

Aug 28, 2018
  • Writer by KIM Su-bin
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Starring Salman KHAN, Indian Version BHARAT Brings Back Original Characters

The Bollywood adaptation of JK YOUN’s nostalgic drama Ode to My Father (2014) has started shooting in July. The title of this Indian version, Bharat, is a Hindi word that means ‘India.’ Ode to My Father is the third most-watched Korean film in Korea, having attracted 14.26 million moviegoers. The Hindi version of the film will revolve around an ordinary man whose life will lead him through the major historical events that occurred in the region, from the India-Pakistan partition in 1947 to 2000, similarly to the original film which followed Korean history from the Korean War.

Characters like Deok-soo, Young-ja, and Dal-goo in Ode to My Father will appear with their names adapted to the Indian context. Well known for the comedy-drama Brother Bajrangi, Salman KHAN will play the role of Deok-soo (HWANG Jung-min), while Katrina KAIF, who appeared in Bang Bang! and Dhoom 3, will play the role of Young-ja (KIM Yun-jin). The film will be helmed by ALI Abbas Zafar, who previously directed Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan and Gunday. The upcoming remake has finished casting and started production for a June 2019 release. 

Since Indian action thriller Rocky Handsome, which was the remake of LEE Jeong-beom’s The Man From Nowhere (2010), the remakes of Korean films are becoming a new trend in Bollywood. The official remake of the Korean thriller Montage (2013), which starred UHM Jeong-hwa and KIM Sang-kyung, had a good run in the country. The list of upcoming Bollywood remakes includes Miracle in Cell No.7 (2013), A Hard Day (2014), Miss Granny (2014) and Tunnel (2016).
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