7 Popular Bollywood Movies That Are Actually Hollywood Remakes
Posted On 15th February, 2016 @ 11:42 am by Ketaki Mankame

Originality, where art thou?

Here are 7 Bollywood movies that are actually inspired from Hollywood movies:


Prem Ratan Dhan Payo inspired by The Prisoner Of Zenda

The story of the 2015 hit movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is known by many, but very few know that the movie is actually a remake of Hollywood movie, The Prisoner Of Zenda. The Prisoner Of Zenda is actually a novel written by Anthony Hope which was adapted in a Hollywood movie, and PRDP is merely another Bollywood remake of the same. Both these movies tell the story of a prince who is replaced by a lookalike who pretends to be his half brother and plots to take the throne for himself. The lookalike has to pretend to be king till the real prince is rescued.


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Hate Story 3 inpired by Indecent Proposal

We can’t help but say that Hate Story 3 is a blatant ripoff of the 1993 Hollywood drama film, Indecent Proposal. Both the stories start off as a couple being passionately in love with each other, and a business man bringing a twist when he offers to pay an enormous sum to the husband to let him sleep with his wife. While what happens later might differ in both the movies, the basic story-line has been lifted from the Hollywood movie for sure. 


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Gabbar Is Back inspired by V For Vendetta

A masked vigilante devising plots to defeat politicians to fight against corruption, ring any bells? It’s safe to say that the 2015 action-drama, Gabbar is Back is inspired by the 2006 political thriller V For Vendetta. Not only the basic plot of the movie is stolen from another but even music in a few parts has been shamelessly copied from the original.


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Brothers inspired by Warrior

Brothers made quite a few bucks at the box office, but maybe the makers of the movie should give some credit to the actual inspiration for it. The difficult relationship between two brothers entering the same fighting tournament. The elder one being a professor enters the tournament because of financial troubles while the younger brother does so to prove himself. Well, that’s the plot for Hollywood movie, Warriors that Brothers is “inspired” by.


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Queen inspired by The Art Of Travel

No matter how sensational Queen was, we couldn’t help but notice that the plot of the movie bears similarities with the 2008 Hollywood movie, The Art Of Travelling. A young girl all set to get married, sets off on her honeymoon alone because of an unreliable bastard of a fiance. She travels the world and meets many new people who help her in her journey of self discovery. Just replace the bride with the groom, and that’s what the Hollywood film, The Art Of Travel is all about.


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Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar inspired by Breaking Away

No matter how old it gets, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is one movie we can never tire of. Very few people might have suspected that it is a remake of another kickass movie. Even though it is not a blatant copy and both have a different storyline, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is undeniably inspired by the 1979 coming-of-age drama movie, Breaking Away. Watch it and you’ll know.


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Hum Tum inspired by When Harry Met Sally

The romcom Hum Tum got a lot of appreciation by audiences but they don’t know that it is actually inspired by the Hollywood romcom, When Harry Met Sally. The director of Hum Tum himself had stated that the movie is inspired by the popular Hollywood rom-com. But to know how loosely or tightly it is based on the original one, you watch it and decide for yourself.


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