Hollywood Remakes Inspired by Bollywood: Bollywood has frequently drawn inspiration from Hollywood, leading to movies that are either direct copies or have been heavily influenced. Some of these movies have become box-office successes, while others have been huge flops. However, the influence goes both ways, as there are also Hollywood movies that have taken inspiration from Bollywood. Here are 10 such examples.
1. A Common Man (Inspired by ‘A Wednesday’)
A Common Man – This film is a Hollywood adaptation of the 2008 Bollywood film, “A Wednesday.” Directed by Chandran Rutnam, the film starred Ben Kingsley in the role originally played by Naseeruddin Shah and won multiple awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor at the Madrid International Film Festival.
2. Delivery Man (Inspired by Vicky Donor)
Delivery Man – This 2013 film was inspired by the 2012 Bollywood film, “Vicky Donor.” Starring Vince Vaughn and Cobie Smulders, it was a romantic comedy that tackled the topic of sperm donation and infertility.
3. Leap Year (Inspired by Jab We Met)
Leap Year – This film’s plot is similar to the Bollywood film, “Jab We Met,” in which a woman falls in love with a stranger while on a journey to propose to her boyfriend.(Hollywood Remakes Inspired by Bollywood)
4. Fear (Inspired by Darr)(Hollywood Remakes Inspired by Bollywood)
Fear – This 1996 film was influenced by the 1993 Bollywood film, “Darr.” Starring Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon, the film contained elements similar to “Darr,” including a character played by Shah Rukh Khan(Hollywood Remakes Inspired by Bollywood).
5. Pearl Harbour (Inspired by Sangam)
Pearl Harbour – This 2001 film was reportedly a triangular love story inspired by the 1964 Bollywood film, “Sangam.” The film starred Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, and others and received multiple Academy Award nominations.
6. Kill Bill (Inspired by Abhay)
Kill Bill – Director Quentin Tarantino admitted to being inspired by the 2001 Indian film, “Abhay,” while making the Kill Bill movies.
7. Win A Date With Tad Hamilton (Inspired by Rangeela)
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton – This film is a Hollywood adaptation of the Bollywood film, “Rangeela.” Both films revolve around a small-town struggling actress who falls in love with a movie star, with the Hollywood version released a decade later.
8. Just Go With It (Inspired from Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya)
Just Go With It – This film has a similar plot to the Bollywood film, “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya,” both of which were also imitated by the film “Cactus Flower.”
9. Hitch (Inspired by Choti Si Baat)
Hitch – This 2005 film appears to be influenced by the Bollywood classic, “Choti Si Baat,”(Hollywood Remakes Inspired by Bollywood) as both stories revolve around a man helping another in pursuing the girl they love.