SRK's Dunki film is remake of the Gujarati Blockbuster film?

Numerous media reports on SRK's Dunki film suggest it's the pioneer in addressing illegal migration in the Indian film industry. However, it turns out that the groundwork for this theme was laid back in 2007 with the release of the Gujarati film "Haal Bheru America." 
Directed by Gujarat's renowned filmmaker Shailendra Thakore, this blockbuster starred the state's legendary actors Padmhshri Naresh Kanodia and Hitu Kanodia. The narrative revolves around a Gujarat village where inhabitants harbor an obsession with America. Two friends, accompanied by their girlfriends, embark on an illicit journey abroad. 

In 2007, "Haal Bheru America" made a significant impact at the Gujarati box office. Currently accessible on Paramount Gujarati's YouTube channel, the film has garnered a viewership of over 1.2 million. Notably, Kishore Bhanushali, known for his roles in "Bhabhiji Ghar Pe Hai" and "Happu Ki Ultan Paltan," played a comedic role in the film. 

The Dunki film also delves into the theme of illegal migration, sparking speculation that it might draw inspiration from the Gujarati film. Nonetheless, it's evident that "Dunki" is not India's inaugural cinematic venture into the realm of the Donky route, as "Haal Bheru America" had already paved the way over a decade ago.
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