5 Times Hollywood Has Copied Bollywood

We have always criticized Bollywood for copying characters, stories or the entire movie from Hollywood. But, did you know, that there were times when the West took inspiration from our B-town films and made a few of the Bollywood’s remakes in Hollywood Style. In fact, in an interview, Quentin Tarantino, the God Of Hollywood cinema, announced that he picked an action sequence from a Bollywood film for his film Kill Bill. So yes, even Hollywood copied Bollywood movies and made them with their twist.

Here are five times when West got inspired from these Tinsel Town movies and got their remake in their style.

1. A Wednesday as A Common Man

The only Bollywood movie that has officially made its remakes in Tamil and Telugu. Even Hollywood couldn’t resist and reconstructed a version of this film which was named A Common Man. The movie starred Ben Kingsley as the lead.


2. Vicky Donor as A Delivery Man

Most of us thought that Hollywood’s A Delivery Man (2013) was a rip-off of Bollywood’s Vicky Donor (2012), but in real, both the films are a copy of a French-Canadian Comedy movie, Starbuck.


3. Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? as Just Go With It

Just like Vicky Donor, all of us got confused with this movie too. We thought that Just Go With It is a copy of Bollywood’s Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? But, the truth is that both the films are inspired from an American Comedy Cactus Flower (1969).


4. Parinda as Broken Horses

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Parinda which got released in 2015 was recreated by Hollywood in their Western Version, as Broken Horses. But the film failed to impress its western audience; the film received mixed reviews.


5. Sangam as Pearl Harbor

No one knows whether Pearl Harbor (2001) was a remake of or an “inspiration” from Bollywood movie Sangam (1964). But the story sure has an eerie similarity. Whoever watches the films will instantly correlate both the films.


Well, that was one big list for inspiration. Tell us if we have missed out on any Bollywood remake in Hollywood style, in the comment section below.

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