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These Hollywood movies inspired Priyadarshan to make these movies in Malayalam

Priyadarshan is not only an exceptionally talented director; it is an emotion that Malayalis like to keep close to their hearts. We owe him a lot for raising the bar for Malayalam cinema in the 80s and 90s. He gave us some of the most memorable films of all time, which our parents, us and our children will always cherish wholeheartedly. It’s no secret that Priyadarshan drew inspiration from Hollywood films to weave some of his masterpieces. Here are some of those Hollywood movies that inspired him to make the classics we all love to watch.

Boeing Boeing (1985) – Boeing Boeing (1965)

This comedy Priyadarshan from the 80s is the remake of a Hollywood film of the same name, released in 1965. We all remember BoeingBoeing as one of the best classic comedies of Malayalam cinema. With Mohanlal, the plot of BoeingBoeing follows the story of Shyam (Mohanlal), a friendly weasel, who dates three flight attendants at the same time. The film was a huge hit in Kerala while the original Hollywood BoeingBoeing was an average success.

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Kakkakuyil (2001) – A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Repeat his pair of moves; Mohanlal and Mukesh, in Kakkakuyil, Priyadarshan has once again given us a movie worth cherishing. Not so surprisingly, he was inspired by the Hollywood movie A fish called Wanda create Kakkakuyil. A fish called Wanda is a heist comedy-drama directed by Charles Crichton. It was a huge critical and commercial success. The characters of A fish called Wanda are reproduced in Kakkakuyil. The only difference you might notice are the iconic comedy scenes exclusive to the Priyadarshan movies.

Vandanam (1989) – Settlement (1987)

However Vandanam inspired by hollywood movie Surveillanceit is not entirely based on this film. The basic plot where two cops spy on a woman is the inspiration Priyadarshan took from Surveillance. The continuation of the story Vandanam is different and nostalgic in every way.

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Kilukkam (1991) – Roman Holiday (1953)

Yes, even I was surprised to know that Kilukkam is inspired by a foreign film. However, the basic plot remains the same, with the rest of the characters and the story quite different from the Hollywood movie. roman holidays. Gorgeous Audrey Hepburn plays the female lead in roman holidays. She plays a crown princess who comes to Rome without anyone knowing and celebrates her newfound freedom. We have pieces of it in Kilukkam.

Chandralekha (1997) – While You Were Sleeping (1995)

With the sassy Sandra Bullock, while you were sleeping was a huge hit, making it the thirteenth-highest-grossing of 1995 in the United States. Chandralekha takes up the story of this film and reverses the gender of the characters. An added Priyadarshan twist with additional elements that Malayalis relate to makes it a movie to remember.

Thalavattam (1986) – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Flight over a cuckoo’s nest is a film based on a novel of the same name. It is one of the most beautiful films ever made in the history of cinema. The movie’s evil nurse Mildred Ratched has become such an iconic character that there’s even a Netflix series named after her. Pawl. Dr. Ravindran, played by MG Soman, takes on the villainy of Nurse Ratched in Thalavattam. The film is loosely based on Flight over a cuckoo’s nest and uses the basic elements like mental asylum torture and the evil practice of Hollywood movie lobotomy.

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Arabiyum Ottakavum (2011) – Nothing to Lose (1997)

Arabium Ottakavum was a high profile movie at the time of its release as it marked the return of the most beloved duo, Priyadarshan and Mohanlal. The Malayalis had been missing the magic of this duo for a while and couldn’t wait to celebrate this film. Nothing to lose stars Tim Robbin (Shawshank takeover fame) as an advertising executive and Martin Lawrence as a carjacker. The basic premise of both films remains the same, with the male lead misunderstanding his partner and doubting her for having slept with his boss.

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