10 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES COPIED FROM BOLLYWOOD
1. Pear Harbour (2001) – Sangam (1964) Both Pearl Harbor and Sangam movie are about a love triangle between two best friends and a girl. Both the movies involve Pilots and planes with only difference is that in Sangam only one friend was a pilot and in Pearl Harbor both the friends were pilot.
2. Fear(1996) – Darr(1993) – The biggest difference in the movies is that in English version stalker becomes the boyfriend while in Hindi Version, the stalker didn’t get the girl.
3. Leap Year (2010) – Jab We Met(2007) Both the movies are about a bubbly and talkative girl who is on her way to propose his boyfriend. In both the movies, the girl meets a down on luck man and they ends up staying in a hotel in one common room. They fall in love and separates. Both in the Hindi Version and English version, the girl and both meets again and reunites.
4. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) – Rangeela (1995) A girl who is confused between his best friend and a famous movie star. No, we are not talking about Rangeela. We are talking about Win a Date with Tad Hamilton in which a loser has to compete with a famous famous movie star to win a girl’s heart, a story similar to Rangeela.
5. A Common Man (2013) – A Wednesday (2008) While most of the movies we discussed above are either inspired or have some minor changes in plots. But, A Common Man is an official remake of Bollywood masterpiece, A Wednesday. The Bollywood Version starred Naseerruddin Shah while the Hollywood version stars Oscar Award Winner Ben Kingsley.
6. Delivery Man(2013) – Vicky Donor(2012) 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 Ayushman’s 53 (guess Vince is more fertile). But the basic idea of the film, sperm donation, has been inspired by Vicky Donor.
7. Kill Bil Vol.1(2003) – Abhay(2001) Though the plot differs, this famous thriller by Quentin Tarentino had action sequences which he himself told Anurag Kashyap were inspired by the Kamal Hassan-starer Abhay. Abhay was the Hindi adaptation of Aalavandhan (a 2001 Tamil film) which also starred Kamal Hassan.
8. Just Go With It(2011) – Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya(2004) 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 story line.
9. Hitch(2005) – Choti Si Baat(1975) 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.
10. Divorce Invitation(2012) – Aahwanam(1997) Interestingly, S.V. Krishna Reddy himself recreated his Telugu romantic comedy for the Hollywood Box Office featuring Jonathan Bennett and Jamie L. Sigler.