List of Indian film series

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A lot of sequels and sometimes prequels to the old silver screen feature films have been released in many of the Indian languages. A film series is a collection of related films in succession. Their relationship is not fixed, but generally share a common diegetic world. The film series have been listed according to the date on which the first film of the series was released. Notes have been used to indicate relation to other films.

Only those film series with minimum 2 films already released have been listed.

Bengali / Tollywood[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. The Apu Trilogy (3 films)
  2. Kanchenjungha film series (2 films)
  3. Byomkesh Bakshi film series (14 films)[a]
  4. Anthony Firingee film series (2 films)
  5. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne trilogy (3 films)[c]
  6. Aranye film series (2 films)
  7. Feluda film series (11 films)
  8. Kakababu film series (6 films)
  9. Banchha film series (2 films)
  10. Agantuk film series (2 films)
  11. Fatakeshto film series (2 films)
  12. The Bongs film series (2 films)
  13. Cross Connection film series (2 films)
  14. Baishe Srabon film series (2 films)
  15. Gogol film series (2 films)
  16. Boss film series (2 films)
  17. Chander Pahar film series (2 films)
  18. Goenda Shabor film series (3 films)
  19. Kiriti Roy film series (4 films)
  20. Padma-Naseer film series (2 films)
  21. Jawkher Dhan film series (2 films)
  22. Sonada film series (2 films)

Common diegetic world[edit]

  1. Calcutta trilogy by Satyajit Ray (3 films)
  2. Calcutta trilogy by Mrinal Sen (3 films)
  3. Bou film series (5 films)
  4. Chirodini Tumi Je Amar film series (2 films)
  5. Challenge film series (2 films)
  6. Amanush film series (2 films)
  7. Paglu film series (2 films)
  8. Khoka film series (2 films)

Deccani[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. The Angrez film series (2 films)
  1. Stepney film series (2 films)
    • Stepney (2014)
    • Stepney 2 Returns (2017)

Gujarati / Dhollywood[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. Maiyar Ma Manadu Nathi Lagtu series (2 films)
    • Maiyar Ma Manadu Nathi Lagtu (2001)
    • Maiyar Ma Manadu Nathi Lagtu Part II (2008)[1]

Common diegetic world[edit]

  1. Gujjubhai series (2 films)

Hindi / Bollywood[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. Hunterwali film series (2 films)
  2. Jewel Thief film series (2 films)
  3. Arun film series (2 films)
  4. Don film series (3 films)
  5. Gunmaster G9 film series (2 films)
  6. Nagin film series (2 films)
  7. Ghayal film series (2 films)
  8. Sadak film series (2 films)
  9. Hyderabad Blues film series (2 films)
  10. Raghu film series (2 films)
  11. Hera Pheri film series (2 films)
  12. Style-Xcuse Me film series (2 films)
  13. Krrish Tetralogy (4 films)
  14. Dhoom Trilogy (3 films)
  15. Ab Tak Chhappan film series (2 films)
  16. Sarkar Trilogy (3 films)
  17. Bunty Aur Babli film series (2 films)
  18. Bheja Fry film series (2 films)
  19. Welcome film series (2 films)
  20. Dhamaal Trilogy (3 films)
  21. Apne film series (2 films)
  22. Phoonk film series (2 films)
  23. Jumbo film series (2 films)
    • Jumbo (2008)
    • Jumbo 2: The Return of the Big Elephant (2011)
  24. Bhoothnath film series (2 films)
  25. Rock On!! film series (2 films)
  26. Race Tetralogy (4 films)
  27. Rakta Charitra film series (2 films)
  28. Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai film series (2 films)
  29. Ishqiya film series (2 films)
  30. Dunno Y... film series (2 films)
  31. Dabangg Trilogy (3 films)
  32. Ragini MMS film series (2 films)
  33. Tanu Weds Manu film series (2 films)
  34. Force film series (2 films)
  35. Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Trilogy (3 films)
  36. Gangs of Wasseypur film series (2 films)
  37. Tiger Trilogy (3 films)
  38. Student of the Year film series (2 films)
  39. Oh My God film series (2 films)
  40. Jolly LLB film series (2 films)
  41. Commando Tetralogy (4 films)
  42. Fukrey Trilogy (3 films)
  43. Go Goa Gone film series (2 films)
  44. Mardaani film series (2 films)
  45. Ek Villain film series (2 films)
  46. Baby film series (2 films)
  47. Happy Bhag Jayegi film series (2 films)
  48. Satyameva Jayate film series (2 films)
  49. Khuda Haafiz film series (2 films)

Common diegetic world[edit]

  1. Love in Trilogy (3 films)
  2. Aashiqui film series (2 films)
  3. Khiladi film series (8 films)
  4. No. 1 (film series) (8 films)
  5. Sudhir Mishra Thriller film series (2 films)
  6. Judwaa film series (2 films)
  7. Satya film series (2 films)
  8. Tum Bin film series (2 films)
  9. Gadar film series (2 films)
  10. Raaz Tetralogy (4 films)
  11. Darna Mana/Zaroori Hai film series (2 films)
  12. Munna Bhai film series (2 films)
  13. Bhoot film series (2 films)
  14. Jism film series (2 films)
  15. Gangaajal film series (2 films)
  16. Hungama film series (2 films)
  17. Murder Trilogy (3 films)
  18. Masti Trilogy (3 films)
  19. Julie film series (2 films)
  20. Kyaa Kool Hain Hum Trilogy (3 films)
  21. Hanuman Trilogy (3 films)
  22. Malamaal film series (2 films)
  23. Side Effects film series (2 films)
  24. Aksar film series (2 films)
  25. Golmaal Pentalogy (5 films)
  26. My Friend Ganesha Tetralogy (4 films)
  27. Shootout Trilogy (3 films)
  28. Bal Ganesh Trilogy (3 films)
  29. Surroor film series (2 films)
  30. Namastey film series (2 films)
  31. Bhool Bhulaiyaa film series (2 films)
  32. Jannat film series (2 films)
  33. 1920 Tetralogy (4 films)
  34. Dostana film series (2 films)
  35. Tere Bin Laden film series (2 films)
  36. Atithi film series (2 films)
  37. Housefull Pentalogy (4 films)
  38. Love Sex Aur Dhokha film series (2 films)
  39. Pyaar Ka Punchnama film series (2 films)
  40. Yamla Pagla Deewana Trilogy (3 films)
  41. Shetty's Police Universe (4 films)
  42. Hate Story Tetralogy (4 films)
  43. Student of the Year film series (2 films)
  44. Kahaani film series (3 films)
  45. B.A. Pass Trilogy (3 films)
    • B.A. Pass (2013)
    • B.A. Pass 2 (2017)
    • B.A. Pass 3 (2021)
  46. ABCD film series (2 films)
  47. Anthology Trilogy (3 films)
  48. Dulhania film series (2 films)
  49. Heropanti film series (2 films)
  50. MSG film series (4 films)
  51. Baaghi Tetralogy (4 films)
  52. Medium film series (2 films)
  53. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan film series (2 films)
  54. Badhaai film series (2 films)
  55. Files film series (2 films)
  56. Manikarnika film series (2 films)

Kannada / Sandalwood[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. James Bond Type series (4 Films)
  2. Gandhada Gudi film series (2 Films)
  3. Antha series (2 Films)
  4. Sangliyana film series (3 Films)
  5. Upendra film series (2 films)
  6. Nagavalli film series (2 films)
  7. Saar series (4 films)
  8. Deadly film series (2 films)
  9. Jogi film series (2 films)
  10. Krishnan film series (2 films)
  11. Mungaru Male film series (2 films)
  12. Drishya film series (2 films)
  13. Huchcha film series (2 films)
  14. Rambo series (2 films)
  15. K.G.F. film series (2 films)
  16. Kotigobba film series (3 Films)

Common diegetic world[edit]

  1. Police Story film series (3 films)
  2. Savaari film series (2 films)
  3. Kariya film series (2 films)
  4. Kempegowda film series (2 films)
  5. Dandupalya film series (4 films)

Malayalam / Mollywood[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. Aana Valarthiya film series (2 films)
  2. Othenan film series (3 films)
  3. Kattuthulasi film series (2 films)
  4. Chemmeen film series (3 films)
    • Chemmeen (1965)
    • Thirakalkkappuram (1998)
  5. Kayamkulam Kochunni film series (2 films)
  6. Ashwamedham film series (2 films)
  7. Chellamma film series (2 films)
  8. C.I.D. Nazir film series (3 films)
  9. Lisa film series (2 films)
  10. Tharadas & Balram film series (4 films)
  11. Ninnishtam Ennishtam film series (2 films)
  12. Dasan and Vijayan film series (3 films)
  13. Sagar Alias Jacky film series (2 films)
  14. CBI film series (5 films)
  15. August 1-film series (2 films)
  16. Kireedam film series (2 films)
  17. Ramji Rao Speaking film series (3 films)
  18. Harihar Nagar film series (3 films)
  19. Samrajyam film series (3 films)
  20. Kilukkam film series (2 films)
  21. Khader Bhai film series (3 films)
  22. Devasuram film series (2 films)
  23. Dr. Sunny Joseph film series (2 films)
  24. Uppukandam film series (2 films)
  25. Akashadoothu film-TV series (1 film, 1 series)
  26. Mikhayel sons TV-film series (1 serial, 1 film)
    • Mikhayelinte Santhathikal [TV serial] (1993)
    • Puthran (1994)
  27. Commissioner and The King film series (4 films)
  28. Azhagiya Ravanan-Ambujakshan film series (2 films)
  29. Mandrake film series (2 films)
  30. Kannur film series (2 films)
  31. Aakasha Ganga film series (2 films)
  32. Saathan and Don film series (2 films)
  33. The People film series (3 films)
  34. Udayananu Tharam film series (2 films)
  35. Lisamma film series (2 films)
  36. Major Mahadevan film series (4 films)
  37. Pokkiri Raja film series (3 films)
  38. Salt N' Pepper film series (2 films)
  39. Honey Bee film series (3 films)
  40. Punyalan film series (2 films)
  41. Drishyam film series (3 films)
  42. Aadu film series (3 films)
  43. Pretham film series (2 films)

Common diegetic world[edit]

  1. Mimics film series (2 films)
  2. Bharya film series (2 films)
  3. Husbands film series (2 films)
  4. Chocolate film series (2 films)

Upcoming followup films[edit]

  1. Lelam film series (2 films)
    • Lelam (1997)
    • Lelam 2 (2023)
  2. Ee Parakkum Thalika film series (2 films)
  3. C.I.D. Moosa film series (2 films)
  4. Valayar Paramasivam film series (2 films)
    • Runway (2004)
    • Valayar Paramasivam (2023)
  5. Big B film series (2 films)
    • Big B (2007)
    • Bilal (2022)
  6. Ithihasa film series (2 films)
  7. 2 Countries film series (2 films)
  8. Adi Kapyare Kootamani film series (2 films)
  9. Lucifer film series (3 films)
    • Lucifer (2019)
    • L2: Empuraan (2023)
    • L3 (2025)
  10. Android Kunjappan film series (2 films)
  11. Dr. Anwar Hussain film series (2 films)
  12. Operation Java film series (2 films)

Marathi[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. Zapatlela film series (2 films)
  2. Aga Bai Arrecha film series (2 films)
  3. Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai film series (3 films)
  4. Agadbam film series (2 films)
  5. Chintoo film series (2 films)
  6. Timepass film series (3 films)
  7. Boyz film series (2 films)
    • Boyz (2017)
    • Boyz 2 (2018)
  8. Ye Re Ye Re Paisa film series (2 films)
  9. Bhai film series (2 films)

Odia/ Ollywood[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. Something Something film series (2 films)

Punjabi / Pollywood[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. Yaraan Naal Baharaan film series (2 films)
  2. Jatt & Juliet film series (2 films)
  3. Carry On Jatta Trilogy (3 films)
  4. Daddy Cool Munde Fool film series (2 films)
  5. Chaar Sahibzaade film series (2 films)
  6. Nikka Zaildar Trilogy (3 films)
  7. Manje Bistre Trilogy (3 films)
  8. Rabb Da Radio film series (2 films)
  9. Chal Mera Putt film series (2 films)

Common diegetic world[edit]

  1. Sardaar Ji film series (2 films)

Tamil / Kollywood[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. Kalyanaraman film series (2 films)
  2. Manal Kayiru film series (2 films)
  3. Krodham film series (2 films)
  4. Indian film series (2 films)
  5. Saamy film series (2 films)
  6. Sandakozhi film series (2 films)
  7. Billa film series (2 films)
  8. Chennai 600028 film series (2 films)
  9. Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu film series (2 films)
  10. Singam film series (4 films)
  11. Enthiran film series (2 films)
  12. Thamizh Padam film series (2 films)
  13. Kalavani film series (2 films)
  14. Chennaiyil Oru Naal film series (2 films)
  15. Maari film series (2 films)
  16. Velaiilla Pattadhari (film series) (2 films)
  17. 24 film series (2 films)
  18. Petta film series (2 films)
  19. Kaithi film series (2 films)
  20. Thupparivaalan film series (2 films)
  21. Indru Netru Naalai film series (2 films)
  22. Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal film series (2 films)
  23. Thani Oruvan film series (2 films)
  24. Ratsasan film series (2 films)

Common diegetic world[edit]

  1. Neeya film series (2 films)
  2. Azhiyatha Kolangal film series (2 films)
  3. Manithan film series (2 films)
  4. Pulan Visaranai film series (2 films)
  5. Menon's Police trilogy (3 films)
  6. Jithan film series (2 films)
  7. Thiruttu Payale film series (2 films)
  8. Naan Avanillai film series (2 films)
  9. Muni film series (5 films)
  10. Pasanga film series (2 films)
  11. The World of Thiagarajan Kumararaja (2 films)
  12. Ko film series (2 films)
  13. Kalakalappu film series (2 films)
  14. Saattai franchise (3 films)
  15. Pizza film series (2 films)
  16. Aranmanai film series (3 films)
  17. Darling film series (2 films)
  18. Charlie Chaplin film series (2 films)
  19. Goli Soda film series (2 films)
  20. Dhilluku Dhuddu film series (2 films)
  21. Uriyadi film series (2 films)

Telugu / Tollywood[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. Money film series (3 films)
  2. Gaayam film series (2 films)
  3. Kick film series (2 films)
  4. Avunu film series (2 films)
  5. Gabbar Singh film series (2 films)
  6. NTR film series (2 films)
  7. Pushpa film series (2 films)

Common diegetic world[edit]

  1. Khaidi Trilogy (3 films)
  2. Manmadhudu film series (2 films)
  3. Shankar Dada film series (2 films)[p]
  4. Arya film series (2 films)
  5. Vennela film series (2 films)
  6. Aravind film series (2 films)
  7. Mantra film series (3 films)
    • Mantra (2007)
    • Diary (2009)
    • Mantra 2 (2013)
  8. Vinayakudu film series (2 films)
  9. Ice Cream film series (2 films)
  10. Raju Gari Gadhi (3 films)

Multilingual[edit]

Story-line / Character followup[edit]

  1. Salem Vishnu film series (Malayalam/Tamil) (2 films)
  2. Jai Hind film series (Tamil/Telugu/Kannada) (2 films)
  3. Chandramukhi film series (Tamil/Telugu) (2 films)
  4. Dasavathaaram film series (Tamil/Telugu) (2 films)
  5. Raktha Charitra film series (Telugu/Hindi) (2 films)
  6. Chota Bheem film series (Hindi/English)[w] (2 films)
  7. Vishwaroopam / Vishwaroop film series (Tamil/Telugu/Hindi) (2 films)
  8. Velaiilla Pattadhari (VIP) film series (Tamil/Telugu) (2 films)
  9. Baahubali (Telugu/Tamil) (2 films)
  10. Devi / Abhinetri film series (Tamil/Telugu/Hindi) (2 films)
  11. Ponniyin Selvan film series (Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Hindi) (2 films)

Common diegetic world[edit]

  1. Terrorism trilogy by Mani Ratnam (Tamil/Telugu/Hindi) (3 films)
  2. Elements trilogy (Hindi/English) (3 films)
  3. Gangster film series (Hindi/Telugu) (4 films)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ If the 2015 Bollywood film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is taken into account, the number of films in the franchisee will increase by one and the franchisee must, then, be counted under bilingual or multi-lingual heading.
  2. ^ a b Unofficial film; crossover film featuring both Byomkesh Bakshi (played by Soumitra Chatterjee) and Feluda (played by Sabyasachi Chakrabarty).
  3. ^ If the Hindi animated film Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya is taken into account, the number of films in the franchisee will increase by one and the franchisee must, then, be counted under bilingual or multi-lingual heading.
  4. ^ Initially it was a Television film made for the Feluda 30 TV Series which aired on DD Bangla in 1996. Later it was released in Nandan Complex and as DVD & VCD in 2001. Click here and here for further details.
  5. ^ It is the remake of the original Don film made in 1978.
  6. ^ A spin-off prequel to Baby.
  7. ^ However, the starting notifications of the film declare it as an original work and not as a sequel to any previous film.[14][15]
  8. ^ Prequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala.
  9. ^ It is a remake of the Tamil film Singam.
  10. ^ This film is also a spin-off to the 1984 film Athirathram.
  11. ^ A character mentioned as brother of Keerikaadan Jose appears in 1992 film Aadhaaram.
  12. ^ This film is a spin-off to the 1990 film Kottayam Kunjachan.
  13. ^ It is the remake of Billa (1980), which itself is the remake of the 1978 Hindi film Don.
  14. ^ The film is a remake of the 2004 Hindi film Gayab.
  15. ^ It is the remake of Naan Avanillai (1974).
  16. ^ The film series is a remake of Bollywood's Munna Bhai film series.
  17. ^ The film is a remake of the 2016 Malayalam film Pretham.
  18. ^ The film is a remake of the 2019 Tamil film Dhilluku Dhuddu 2.
  19. ^ A Tamil film made as a prequel to the Malayalam film New Delhi.
  20. ^ It is a remake of the Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu
  21. ^ A Telugu film made as a sequel to the Tamil film Chandramukhi. The name is derived from the main character of Manichitrathazhu.
  22. ^ Spin-off of Balram Naidu, one of the characters in Dasavathaaram (2008).
  23. ^ Most of the films in the series were released on TV and were not silver screen releases.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/gujarati/movies/gujjubhai-2-shooting-from-feb-end/articleshow/57143375.cms
  3. ^ "Hrithik Roshan confirms his reunion with the blue-hued in 'Krrish 4': The world can do with some Jaadu now". The Times of India. 22 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Apne 2: Karan Deol joins family franchise with Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, see motion poster". Hindustan Times. 30 November 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Race 4 to roll out by end of the year". Bollywood Hungama. 27 June 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  6. ^ "SCOOP: Salman Khan starrer Tiger 3 to clash with NTR30 and Ajay Devgn's MayDay on Eid 2022". Bollywood Hungama. 14 May 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  7. ^ "SCOOP: Yami Gautam joins Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi in Oh My God 2". Bollywood Hungama. 7 June 2021. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Vipul Amrutlal Shah announces Commando 4, says will take the franchise to new level". India Today. 13 April 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  9. ^ "'Fukrey 3' likely to reflect COVID-19 world, says director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba". The Times of India. 23 May 2020. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Go Goa Gone 2 confirmed: 'We are thrilled to bring the characters back to life' says Dinesh Vijan". Hindustan Times. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Ek Villain Returns to release on Feb 11, 2022, Arjun Kapoor replaces Aditya Roy Kapur". India Today. 11 February 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Khuda Haafiz Chapter II: Vidyut Jammwal Film Gets a Sequel, to Release on Big Screen". News18. 3 September 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Gadar 2 to be about father-son goals; film will see Sunny Deol's Tara Singh journey to Pakistan". Bollywood Hungama. 20 July 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  14. ^ Return of Hanuman
  15. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1169841/
  16. ^ http://www.perceptindia.in/percept_news_inner.aspx?id=1742
  17. ^ "Ajay Devgn And Rohit Shetty All Set For Golmaal 5 Because 'It's Fun Unlimited'". NDTV. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Sanjay Gupta makes use of coronavirus lockdown, writes Shootout 3 The Gang Wars of Bombay". Hindustan Times. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  19. ^ "'Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2': Dibakar Banerjee reunites with Ekta Kapoor". The Hindu. 19 March 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  20. ^ "Abhishek Bachchan starrer 'Kahaani' spin-off titled 'Bob Biswas', Shah Rukh Khan to produce". The Times of India. 26 November 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  21. ^ "Heropanti 2 first look: Tiger Shroff announces sequel, says 'blessed to be carrying forward another franchise". Hindustan Times. 28 February 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Tiger Shroff to return with Baaghi 4 and Heropanti 2". The Times of India. 28 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  23. ^ "Badhaai Do: Rajkummar Rao-Bhumi Pednekar team up for Badhaai Ho sequel". Hindustan Times. 9 March 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  24. ^ "The Kashmir Files: Vivek Agnihotri announces new film through poster, announces its release on 15 August, 2020". Firstpost. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  25. ^ "Kangana Ranaut announces Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda, to play Kashmiri warrior queen". Hindustan Times. 14 January 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  26. ^ Srilakshmi Menon (October 13, 2018). "3000 peṇkuṭṭikaḷkkŭ naṭuvilēkk uṇṇi; ā cōkḷēṯ tanneyāṇō ī cōkḷēṯ ? sētu paṟayunnŭ" 3000 പെണ്‍കുട്ടികള്‍ക്ക് നടുവിലേക്ക് ഉണ്ണി; ആ ചോക്ലേറ്റ് തന്നെയാണോ ഈ ചോക്ലേറ്റ്? സേതു പറയുന്നു. [Unni, to the centre of 3000 girls; Is this Chocolate (new movie) that Chocolate (old movie) ? Sethu answers.]. Movies. mathrubhumi.com. Interview (in Malayalam). Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi. Retrieved June 8, 2021. ചോക്ലേറ്റ്‌സ് എന്ന പൃഥ്വിരാജ് ചിത്രവുമായി ഒരു ബന്ധവും ഈ ചിത്രത്തിനില്ല. [This picture has no connection to the Prithviraj starer Chocolates]