9 Times Bollywood inspired Hollywood!

Yes! You heard that right! Hollywood does draw inspiration from Bollywood scripts!

I'm sure everyone is sick and tired of hearing how Bollywood movies have been duplicated or inspired by Hollywood movies. But did you know that this happens the other way around as well? Here is a list of Hollywood flicks that were inspired by Bollywood films:

1. A Wednesday (2008) - A Common Man (2013)

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.

2. Vicky Donor (2012) - Delivery Man (2013)

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 Ayushmann Khurrana's 53 (guess Vince is more fertile). But the basic idea of the film, sperm donation, has been inspired by Vicky Donor.

3. Darr (1993) - Fear (1996)

Apart from the name (direct translation) and the love triangle, the epic scene of the stalker, Shah Rukh Khan, carving K-K-K-Kiran's name on his chest has also been adapted by James Foley in his American thriller, Fear.

4. Rangeela (1995) - Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004)

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.

5.  Abhay (2001) - Kill Bill (2003)

Though the plot differs, this famous thriller by Quentin Tarentino had action sequences which he himself told Anurag Kashyap were inspired by the Kamal Haasan-starrer Abhay .

*Abhay was the hindi adaptation of Aalavandhan (a 2001 Tamil film) which also starred Kamal Haasan.

6. Sangam (1964) - Pearl Harbor (2001)

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.

7. Jab We Met (2007) - Leap Year (2010)

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.

8. Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005) - Just Go With It (2011)

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.

9. Chhoti Si Baat (1975) - Hitch (2005)

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.

These are just a few! Can u think of any Hollywood flicks inspired from Bollywood scripts? Hit the comment box and share your views!

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Shah Rukh Khan Thumbnail

Shah Rukh Khan

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Salman Khan

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Aamir Khan

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Kamal Haasan

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Naseeruddin Shah

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Sushmita Sen

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Anurag Kashyap

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Ben Kingsley

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Chandran Rutnam

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Ayushmann Khurrana

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Neeraj Pandey

Abhay poster


Sangam poster


Darr poster


Rangeela poster


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A Wednesday

Jab We Met poster

Jab We Met

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Vicky Donor

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya poster

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya

Partner poster


Comments (4)

This article is a joke... Full of misinformation...

But then what do you expect from I-F?

8 years ago

I guess this article's writer was inspired by a Youtube video. Only a few names of movies were added to this article...
link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A50vPhSTiXM

8 years ago

Ok first of all not everything on this list is true. Fear wasnt inspired from Darr. In fact the movie Aetbaar was a remake of Fear. Delivery Man was a remake of a Canadian movie called Starbuck. Kill Bill was not inspired from Abhay at all. Just Go With It was a remake of Cactus Flower. IF next time better do your research!!

8 years ago

Thanks for the info, but you forgot to add classic film "Naukar' which starred "Sanjeev Kumar". It was remade in Hollywood!

8 years ago

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