Bollywood is frequently accused of “overtly imitating” Hollywood. We have seen Bollywood directors take a Hollywood film and give it a desi twist or recreate it, shown in Salaam-e-Ishq, Dil Bole Hadippa, Dostana, Partner and Parineeti Chopra’s film The Girl on the Train.
But where and how do Hollywood filmmakers get their ideas for their movies? You were thinking Bollywood, weren’t you? Turns out that’s not always true. There have been instances where Hollywood movies have taken inspiration from their Bollywood counterparts. We have compiled a list of some of these films for you.
A common man
One Wednesday, directed by Neeraj Pandey and starring Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah, is among the best thrillers ever made. The movie’s mind-numbing finale made it a dormant smash that went on to garner a host of awards and accolades. As a result, it’s only natural that other filmmakers would take an interest in this classic image and give it their perspective. Ben Kingsley has slipped into the shoes of Naseeruddin Shah to play “The Man”, who plants explosives across Colombo and intends to detonate them unless four convicts are released. In 2013, A Common Man premiered, which would be a recreation of the film.
Partner, a 2007 film directed by David Dhawan, was accused of stealing Will Smith’s 2005 romantic comedy Hitch. It turns out, however, that Will Smith’s film wasn’t an original idea either. Many people say it’s quite similar to the 1976 Bollywood film Choti Si Baat, which starred Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha, and Ashok Kumar. This video is about a quiet man who is in love with a woman but doesn’t know how to show his feelings other than looking at her from afar. He receives help from a man who has made it his life to help people who are trapped in love, and the two work together to transform him from a quiet guy into someone with flair and arrogance.
Vicky Donor, a 2012 film starring Ayushmann Khurrana, touched on a topic no one tries to talk about openly: infertility and sperm donors. This romantic drama not only became one of the most popular films of all time, but it also seems to have influenced the 2013 Hollywood film Delivery Man, starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders. Both movies, on the other hand, are said to be inspired by the 2011 Starbuck pic.
In the 2011 pic, Adam Sandler portrays a prominent plastic surgeon who mingles with women by faking his sad marriage. When he falls in love with a woman, he convinces her that he is going to divorce him and encourages his assistant Jennifer Aniston to play the role of his future ex-wife to hide his deception. He enlists Jennifer’s children to join in the fun and act to be his children, and the 4 of them begin to weave a web of lies until they discover their true affections for each other. the other. Does this ring a bell? That’s because, in David Dhawan’s Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya 2005, Salman Khan and Sushmita Sen did the same thing.
Despite the plot differences, Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed thriller contained action sequences that he claimed Anurag Kashyap had been influenced by Kamal Hassan’s Abhay.
Abhay was a Hindi remake of Aalavandhan (a Tamil film released in 2001), which also starred Kamal Hassan.
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