In Indian film industry, we have seen a lot of films that are inspired from the Hollywood cinema. But do you know there are some Indian films which inspired the Hollywood so much that they decided to remake those films.
So Let’s Take A Look At 10 Hollywood Films Inspired From Indian Films!
1. Forty Shades of Blue Remake of Charulata
Satyajit Ray’s film ‘Charulata’ which is English was dubbed as ‘The Lonely Wife’ was remade by the Hollywood in 2005 as ‘Forty Shades of Blue’. This was an official remake where the production house themselves revealed that the film has been inspired from the movie of Satyajit Ray. Charulata is a love triangle, the story has been modernized and depicted in Forty Shades of Blue.
2. Divorce Invitation Remake of Ahvanaam
The Telugu film ‘Ahvanaam’ which was released in 1997 is a rom-com which tells the story of a husband who divorces his wife for money. The film was a big Telugu hit and it was remade in 2012 as Divorce Invitation.
3. Kill Bill Inspired From Abhay
An iconic Hollywood film which was directed by the famous direction Quentin Tarantino. Even though the story of the film ‘Kill Bill’ isn’t similar to any Indian story. But the director of the film admitted that the animated scenes, cut-offs shown in the film were inspired from the Tamil film ‘Abhay’. Abhay is a psychological thriller which starred Kamal Hassan in the lead role. The film used animation to depict the violent content.
4. 3 Idiotas Remake Of 3 Idiots
One of the most successful Bollywood films of all time is 3 Idiots which starred Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavaan in the lead roles. The film was a global hit. Inspired by the film’s story, a Mexican company purchased the rights of the film and released the official remake in 2017.
5. Fear Remake Of Darr
Shah Rukh Khan portrayal of a psychopath lover in the film ‘Darr’ inspired many characters. The Hollywood film ‘Fear’ borrows a lot of plot elements and scenes from the Bollywood film ‘Darr’.
6. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Is Inspired From Madhumati.
Not many people know of the 1958 released Dilip Kumar starrer Madhumati. But Madhumati is the film which started the concept of reincarnation and paranormal romance in the cinema. The film was a big hit in the 1950s. American Author Max Ehrlich published a novel ‘The Reincarnation of Proud Peter’, the story of the novel is very similar to Madhumati. The book was adapted in 1975 as a film of the same name.
A Common Man (2013)– A Wednesday (2008)
Chandran Rutnam had to cast Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley to pull off Naseeruddin Shah’s character from A Wednesday . Yes, A Common Man is not just inspired but is an official remake of Neeraj Pandey’s masterpiece.
Delivery Man (2013)– Vicky Donor (2012)
The difference between the two movies may lie in the plot and the fact that Vince Vaughn’s sperm donations amounted to a total of 533 kids being born as compared to Ayyushman’s 53 (guess Vince is more fertile). But the basic idea of the film, sperm donation, has been inspired by Vicky Donor .
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004)– Rangeela (1995)
Well the best friend may not be a tapori as portrayed by Aamir Khan, but the basic plot of the movie is a girl caught in a love triangle between her best friend and a movie star.
Pearl Harbor (2001)- Sangam (1964)
Pearl Harbor was less about Pearl Harbor but more about a romantic love triangle between two best friends and a girl. Plots for both movies are fairly similar and the only difference between the two movies was that Sangam had only one friend as a pilot whereas its Hollywood counterpart had both.
Leap Year (2010)– Jab We Met (2007)
The makers of Leap Year claimed the movie was not inspired by Jab We Met . But why don’t you decide for yourself? A bubbly, highly-talkative girl on her way to propose to her boyfriend meets a stranger and shares a hotel room with him. They fall in love, get separated but eventually re-unite and get married.
Just Go With It (2011)- Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005)
Jennifer Aniston=Sushmita Sen & Adam Sandler=Salman Khan. Yes, that does not really add up, but the basic plots of both movies are very similar.
Both these movies were inspired by Cactus Flower (1969) but with a different storyline.
Hitch (2005)- Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
We are all aware that the Bollywood movie Partner is said to be a copy of Hitch. But it looks like Hitch itself was inspired by the plot of Chhoti Si Baat where a guy who fails to woo a girl takes help of a man who makes it his profession to help people with similar problems.