5 Movies That Hollywood Has Copied From The Bollywood

Most of us think that it’s only Bollywood that always copied movies, ideas from the Hollywood and other world cinema. But you’ll be surprised at a list of Hollywood movies that are actually inspired by some Bollywood classics. Now that’s something that we must be proud of. I will list on five movies which have been remade into Hollywood classics, you will be surprised guys.

So Let’s Take A Look At 5 Movies That Hollywood Has Copied From The Bollywood

1. Leap Year (2010)

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Lear year which has been inspired by “Jab We Met”. The makers of leap year which was released in 2010 claim that it’s not a remake of Jab We Met which was made in 2007. In both the movies the girls are talkative, they are silly, and determined to get the boyfriend so that they can propose to them. Along the way she should get help from a young guy who in general has not any good luck and is depressed in life. They argue, they stay in a hotel, they have to share a room, they can’t be together, they reunite, the kiss. The only difference in both the films is that Leap Year takes place in Ireland and therefore obviously set in the backdrop of the Irish traditions meanwhile Jab We Met is based in Manali and Bhatinda.

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2. A Common Man (2013)

Next on the list is “A Common Man” which is a remake of “A Wednesday”. A common man which is made in 2013, it stars Ben Kingsley, the Oscar winning actor and Ben cross in the lead roles. The film is directed by Sri Lankan director Chandran Rutnam and is an official remake of the Indian sleeper hit. A Wednesday tells the story of a common man who goes to extreme lengths to avenge his loss. A Wednesday was a critically acclaimed film and won many awards. The remake “A Common Man” also won many awards at the Madrid International Film Festival. A Wednesday is a movie certainly worthy of a remake and since the remake won quite a few awards so kudos to the remake.

3. Delivery Man (2013)

Next up on the list is Delivery Man which is inspired by Vicky Donor. The Delivery Man was released in 2013 and focuses on the themes of sperm donation and infertility which is very similar to the Indian film Vicky Donor which stars Ayushmann, Yami Gautam and was released in 2012. The main theme and central plot of both the films are same, it’s about a man who donates his sperm for money. However the screenplay of the Delivery Man is pretty different. Hollywood certainly knows how to add its own touch and not just simply stealing the stuff.


4. Pearl Harbor (2001)

I bet you did know about this Paul Harbor and it has been inspired by a movie called Sangam. Both the films are pretty similar and same, both the films are about a love triangle drama set in a war backdrop. However the only difference in Pearl Harbor is that both the friends are pilots whereas in Sangam only one is a pilot. Pearl Harbor was was made is 2001 was criticized for being historically inaccurate and was panned by the critics. The film was given negative reception because of its misleading name as the film focuses on the love affair throughout the story and very little on the actual Pearl Harbor incident.

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5. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton (2004)

Rangeela has inspired a movie which is known as “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton”. Rangeela which was made in 1995 is about a love triangle between a small town girl, her best friend, and a celebrity actor. The only difference in both the movies is that in Rangeela, the girl attracts the attention of the actor through dancing which earns her an opportunity for a movie role with the actor. While in Win A Date With Tad Hamilton the small town girl wins a contest to go on a date with the celebrity actor.

Anshay Tomar
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