From Black to Kaante: Bollywood remakes inspired by popular Hollywood
From Black to Kaante: Bollywood remake inspired by Hollywood films
Bollywood seems to have a penchant for remakes these days, be it old lost songs or movies. Laal Singh Chaddha is the current controversial remake that is adapted from Forrest Gump, an Academy Award-winning Hollywood film. Before Laal Singh Chaddha, take a look at eight Bollywood movies that are a remake of Hollywood films.
Last Updated: 08.38 AM, Aug 13, 2022
This 2005 Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is the Hindi adaptation of the 1962 American film The Miracle Worker, which was based on Helen Keller's autobiography. Its Hindi adaptation features Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji in lead roles. It is a story about a deaf and dumb girl and her journey with her tutor.
Salaam-e-Ishq features an ensemble cast consisting of Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Juhi Chawla among others . The Nikkhil Advani-directed film was largely inspired by the 2003 Hollywood film Love Actually. Though the focus of the original version was on ten stories, the Hindi adaptation could only fit in six. It is available on Zee5.
With a multi-star cast consisting of Amitabh Bachchan, Suniel Shetty, Sanjay Dutt and Mahesh Manjrekar among others in lead roles, Sanjay Gupta-directed Kaante is a remake of Quentin Tarantino's film Reservoir Dogs. The action-thriller is written by Milap Zaveri and centers on the lives of six Indian men to try and rob a bank in Los Angeles. The plan goes out of hand and the remaining plot revolves around that chaos resulting in violence. It is available on MXPlayer and Amazon Prime Video.
Along with the real father-son duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, the film also features Kay Kay Menon, Katrina Kaif and Supriya Pathak amongst others in supporting roles. The political-crime thriller, which was a box office hit, was largely inspired by the Hollywood movie Godfather. The film features beautiful direction by Ram Gopal Verma and power-packed performances by the cast. The movie is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
The iconic Bollywood movie features Aamir Khan in the lead role alongside Asin as his love interest. The A.R. Murugadoss-directed film is a remake of a 2005 Tamil movie of the same name which was inspired by the original Hollywood movie Memento by Christopher Nolan. It is available on Zee5.
Satte Pe Satta (1982)
The Raj Sippy-directed film is a Hindi action-comedy drama that features Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in lead roles. It also features Sachin Pilgaonkar, Ranjeeta Kaur, and Amjad Khan among others in supporting roles. The romantic musical is a remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It was a box office hit and was remade later in Marathi by Sachin Pilgaonkar as Aamhi Satpute (2008). Amjad Khan starred in the Bollywood remake. It is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992)
Another hit remake of the '90s is Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. The coming-of-age drama is largely inspired by the 1979 Hollywood film Breaking Away. The Mansoor Khan-directed film features Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka and Pooja Bedi among others in lead roles. Songs like "Pehla Nasha" and title track "Jo Jeta Wohi Sikander" were very popular at the time. It is available on Zee5.
Last Updated: 08.38 AM, Aug 13, 2022
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