We often hear how many International films lead to remakes in different parts of the world. Even the Bollywood industry is responsible for adapting many Hollywood hits and turning them into blockbuster successes. However, in the past, there have been multiple films from the Hindi film industry as well that inspired cinema from overseas!
Presenting to you, all the original Bollywood films that led to foreign/Hollywood adaptations:
1. A Common Man (remake of A Wednesday)
Starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross, A Common Man was a Sri Lankan thriller film that was inspired by Neeraj Pandey’s A Wednesday with Naseeruddin Shah And Anupam Kher. It’s the story of a mysterious man who has planted 5 bombs in the different part of the city and threatens to blow them up unless some prisoners are made to release.
2. Just Go With It (remake of Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya)
This Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston rom-com is based on David Dhawan’s comedy ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ with Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Sushmita Sen. The concept of both these films are based on 1965 play Cactus Flower by Abe Burrows.
3. Delivery Man (remake of Vicky Donor)
Vicky Donor was one of a kind film which dealt with a unique concept and a major issue people don’t generally talk about i.e. sperm donation and infertility. Vicky Donor with Ayushmann Khurrana came out on 2012 while Delivery Man released during 2013. Turns out, both these films were loosely inspired by a french Canadian film ‘Starbuck’.
4. Fear (remake of Darr)
Darr is considered to be one of the cult classics within Bollywood. Shahrukh Khan essayed the role of a psychotic lover in it like never before. Soon after came a picture in the United States called ‘Fear’ that featured Mark Wahlberg playing a similar kind of role. Although there are some variations in the plot line, Wahlberg’s character is inspired by Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal.