10 Bollywood Movies Which Were Copied By Hollywood: Something to Be Proud About!
BENGALURU: Players (The Italian Job), Abhimaan (A Star is Born), Kaante (Reservoir dogs), Satte Pe Satta (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Brothers (Warrior)…the list goes on and on when it comes to Hollywood movies that have been just picked up and made a Bollywood version of. From the days of Abhimaan, to the most recent Brothers, it has always been believed that Bollywood has a scarcity of unique and original scriptwriters. But there have been cases when a Bollywood script has been picked up and Hollywood movies have been made out of them. Below enlisted is a list of Hollywood flicks that were remakes of some of our favorite Indian movies as compiled by YAHOO!STYLE.
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) – Madhumati (1958)
A motion adaption of a novel ‘The Reincarnation of Peter Proud’, this movie was released in 1975 and was guided by the concept of reincarnation. When we get into the details of both the projects, it is quite visible that these were influenced by the by the old Hindi film ‘Madhumati’ by Bimal Roy. The movie popularized the reincarnation concept in the west. All thanks to a tiny neuron in Roy’s head.
Pearl Harbor (2001) – Sangam (1964)
A phenomenal success in India, Sangam was released in the year 1964. Raj Kapoor’s magic and a strongly built story line made quite a lot ripples in the Bollywood Oceans. That may be the reason of Hollywood copying the movie and making a Ben Affleck starrer flick, “Pearl Harbour”. No doubt the remake was also a super hit and was nominated for 4 Academy Awards.
The Dirty Dozen (1967) – Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)
V.Santaram’s 1957 made flick ‘Do Ankhen Barah Haath’ narrated a story line of jail convicts being transformed into good citizens. Notably, The Dirty Dozen was released by Robert Aldrich in 1967 which was based on a story of 12 convicts trained into military men. Sounds similar, doesn’t it? Yes only the concept of transformation is different! After all who wants criminals in military in India? There has to be some reality!
Fear (1996) – Darr (1993)
K…K…K…K…Kiran! Who can possibly not remember this dialogue from the famous SRK flick ‘Darr’ that was released in 1993? SRK was even nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for the same movie. 3 years after the flick’s immense success, it was remade into Fear. May be SRK’s intensity made Hollywood film-makers consider this movie for remaking.
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004)– Rangeela (1995)
It was the golden era of Ram Gopal Verma’s film career. And after Rangeela, his fame increased even further. The movie was widely acclaimed and RGV’s direction was proclaimed as one of the best. The movie was remade into a Hollywood movie named as ‘Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!’ The plot of the movie portrayed a young girl bewitched by a movie star and secretly in love with her best friend. Well, it seems Ram Gopal Verma was indeed ahead of time, at least back then!