Normally, Bollywood film makers have been taking a lot of inspiration from international story lines and their concepts. But let us tell you that Bollywood isn’t lacking that behind. There have been times when Hollywood film makers have copied Bollywood movies and made their remakes which have turned out to be a hit. Consider bollywood no less, because its brilliant work also goes international and makes us Proud. Check out below some of these Hollywood movies that are remakes of bollywood ones:
- A Common Man (2013) – A Wednesday (2008)
Featuring Ben Kingsley, an academy award winner in A Common Man which was a remake of Neeraj Pandey’s master piece turned out to be so successful that it won Awards at the Madrid international film festival.
- Delivery Man (2013) – Vicky Donor (2012)
Vince Vaughn took the idea from Shoojit Sircar’s Vicky Donor and reconstructed it a little keeping the same concept with a slightly different plot.
- Fear (1996) – Darr (1993)
Except the story line is a little different, from the love triangle to the epic scene of Shahrukh Khan carving Kiran’s name on his Chest, is exactly similar. A lot of scenes are similar too.
- Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004) – Rangeela (1995)
As in Ram Gopal Varma’s Rangeela, the girl is stuck in a love triangle between his best friend who is a ‘Tapori’ guy and his co-star who starts liking her back too, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton is also similar except that the girl ends up winning a date with Tad.
- Kill Bill (2003) – Abhay (2003)
Quentin Tarantino accepted himself that the action sequences in Kill Bill have been inspired by Kamal Haasan starrer Abhay even though the story line differs a little.
- Pearl Harbor (2001) – Sangam (1964)
Pearl Harbor was not based on the incident of Pearl Harbor but largely inspired by Raj Kapoor’s movie, Sangam. It also had the same plot of the love triangle just the difference being that in Pearl Harbor both the Guys were pilots.
- Leap Year (2010) – Jab We Met (2007)
Even though the makers of Leap year disagreed to it being inspired from Jab we Met, but the movie plot is totally similar to that of Jab We Met and Imtiaz Ali was proud of it.
- Just Go With It (2011) – Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005)
The movie plot is quite similar as Adam Sandler like Salman Khan convinces her girlfriend that he is married and ends up making his secretary Jennifer Aniston as Sushmita Sen to become his temporary Wife.
- Hitch (2005) – Choti Si Baat (1975)
Hitch is highly inspired by Choti si baat where the a shy man takes help of a man who claims to be love adviser, to confess his love to his girl. Although the movie Partner is said to be a copy of Hitch but instead Hitch itself is inspired by Choti Si Baat.
- Divorce Invitation (2012) – Aahwanam (1997)
S.V Krishnan himself recreated his own romantic comedy in Tamil to Hollywood box office featuring Jonathan Bennett and Jamie L. Sigler.