Gone are the times when there was always a controversy about Bollywood copying some of the amazing Hollywood movies due to the so-called “lack of originality”. “Bruce Almighty” gave birth to “God Tussi great ho” and so did “Unfaithful” to “Murder”.
So now is the time to make a new list which will not just make us proud but will also make us feel that Yes! We watched some amazing movies before the rest of the world. Seriously guys, we can also create some amazing movies which can be copied by THE Hollywood.
Here is our list of amazing movies which should be named Bollywood’s legends for the world.
A COMMON MAN – A WEDNESDAY
Sri Lankan film maker Chandran Rutnam created “A Common Man” starring Ben Kingsley which got an Oscar in 2013. The important point is that this movie is almost the exact copy of “A Wednesday” which has been one of the finest movies made by Naseeruddin Shah. Personally I think if “A common man” could get an Oscar, the Bollywood counterpart should be also given an Oscar. Although I enjoyed both the movies, I would any day prefer the Indian version.
LEAP YEAR – JAB WE MET
Leap year (2010) is not the exact copy of Jab We Met. The girl Amy Adams travels to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend on 29th february (leap year) but goes through a lot of trouble and finally meets Matthew Goode. Although they share a room together where they have to pretend to be a married couple, there is no scene of hotel charges per hour (the typical Geet moment). Director Anand Tucker has worked a lot to make a new movie out of our favorite Jab We Met but still some scenes will make you remember our Bollywood blockbuster. Both the movies are equally good and enjoyable.
PEARL HARBOR – SANGAM
Pearl Harbor (2001) a romantic movie is based on a tragic war at pearl-harbor. It shares commonalities with Indian counterpart “Sangam” in terms of its love triangle and sacrifice. In both the movies 2 actors fall in love with a single girl and one tries to sacrifice for the other. Difference lies in the fact that in Pearl Harbor, both the male actors are in Air Force while in Sangam, only Sundar (Raj Kapoor) is in air force. Sangam being an old movie, our parents would have loved but as far as screenplay is concerned, Pearl Harbor wins this battle.
FEAR – DARR
Fear (1996) is truly inspired by Shahrukh Khan, Sunny Deol and Juhi Chawla’s Darr. James Foley created a new story with Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman and Alyssa Milano. The differences lies in the fact that in the Hollywood version, it is about the guy trying to snatch the daughter while in the bollywood movie Shahrukh Khan falls in love with Sunny’s girl. The way SRK has pulled off his character which is impossible to copy for anyone. The Hollywood version is at least a onetime watch.
WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON! – RANGEELA
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) is a romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic starring Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, and Josh Duhamel. The Indian version Rangeela revolves around a girl who loves a movie star and has a ‘tapori’ guy (Aamir Khan) who loves her as well. The Hollywood movie whereas shows a superstar who opens up an offer to win a date with him in order to make amends for his spoiled image. Both the movies are not very similar rather they just revolve around a love triangle which includes a superstar, one side love from a female fan and a boy next door. Honestly, the Hollywood counterpart is better no matter how much we love all these characters in Rangeela.
DELIVERY MAN – VICKY DONOR
Ayushman Khurana starrer Vicky Donor inspired Ken Scott to deliver the Delivery Man (2013), an American comedy-drama film. Delivery man stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, and Cobie Smulders which is different from Vicky Donor in terms of the number of kids-533 from 53 (Vicky Donor). The basic layout and screenplay is very similar, and in my opinion both the movies are worth watching.
This is our list of some of the amazing Bollywood movies which inspired Hollywood (for a change). If you know any movie not in this list then don’t forget to comment below! We would love our readers to feel more proud..