Mar 03, at While in some of them, only the central idea is same, there are others in which the whole plot is a blatant rip-off of some Hollywood movie. Here's a list a 50 Bollywood movies which took some serious inspiration from Hollywood flicks: Baazigar - A Kiss Before Dying The plot of these two movies revolves around the same characters where a man takes his revenge from a billionaire by having relations with his daughters.
The plot revolves around two young men who find themselves unable to remember where they parked their vehicle after a night of recklessness. Aitraaz - Disclosure Aitraaz, an erotic thriller released in is inspired by the American film Disclosure where the main focus of the story is the issue of sexual harassment at work places. Murder - Unfaithful Another erotic thriller released in is Murder which is an uncredited remake of the Hollywood movie Unfaithful.
It's a story of a couple whose marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous affair with another man. Dushman - Eye for an Eye Eye for an Eye is an American psycholigical thriller film that gave a source of inspiration to a Bollywood movie called Dushman. Agneepath - Scarface The iconic character of Amitabh Bachchan is inspired from another iconic character and that too, Al Pacino from the movie, Scarface.
The story of the movie revolves around a low life scum who, through his ability to fight for respect, makes it to the top and becomes a mafia. Bichhoo - Leon: The Professional Bichhoo follows the story of a cold and ruthless hit man who ends up taking care of his neighbors' daughter after her entire family gets whacked by corrupt officers.
Just like it is shown in the movie Leon: Baghban - Make Way For Tomorrow Baghban and Make Way For Tomorrow share the same plot which concerns an elderly couple who are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their children take their parents in their house. Abhimaan - A Star Is Born Abhimaan is said to be inspired from real life incidents but it also has similarities with the story of a movie, A Star Is Born The story revolves around a popular singer who convinces his wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him.
Alone - Alone Alone, the Bollywood one is a remake of a Thai movie with the same name in which the twin sisters who were conjoined at birth lived by one promise that they will always be together and they will never separate. However, some mysterious circumstances leads to the death of one while the other survives.
Years later, the ghost of the dead comes back to haunt the surviving sister. Now who doesn't remember that cycle race? Shaukeen - Boys' Night Out Shaukeen is an adult comedy that shares its storyline with the release Boys' Night Out, based on a theme of 'old men and sex'. The story is that of a former police officer that is hired by a gangster to trace missing call girls and their abductor by using the skills of his old job.
However, it is not the first time that remake of On the Waterfront is done in Bollywood. It also inspired Kabzaa starring Sanjay Dutt. Judwaa - Twin Dragons Judwaa is copied from the release Twin Dragons in which two identically twin brothers are separated at birth. However, one remains with his parents and the other turns out to be a gangster. However, the movie has some similarities in the relationship angles and the jail break sequence, which makes us remember The Shawshank Redemption.
Mohabbatein - Dead Poets Society Mohabbatein is loosely based on the classic movie, Dead Poets Society, especially the first half, leaving out the Shahrukh - Aishwarya romance story and the connection with Amitabh Bachchan. Aamir - Cavite Cavite, released in , has exactly the same narration as we have seen in Aamir.
The story revolves around a man flying back to his home country is forced to participate in a terrorist plot and is threatened, if he doesn't comply with certain demands. Krrish - Paycheck Krrish is inspired from the Hollywood flick Paycheck that had almost the same storyline. Citylights - Metro Manila Citylights is a remake of a release Metro Manila which is a story of a poor family trying to escape from rural poverty by migrating to the big city. Its story revolves around the reunion of the rock band which broke up some years ago.
Jazbaa - Seven Days Another South Korean remake is the release Jazbaa which has a lawyer as the protagonist, who is on a mission to save her kidnapped daughter, by fighting a case for an alleged criminal who is on a death row for committing heinous crimes like rape and murder and she has only seven days for the trial. Jism - Body Heat Jism is an erotic thriller film which is based on the Hollywood film Body Heat in which a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Murder 3 - The Hidden Face Murder 3 is an official remake of the Spanish film, The Hidden Face in which a woman locks herself in a hidden vault in bedroom with intention to spy on boyfriend but forgets the keys outside and gets trapped. She then witnesses everything that is going on in her bedroom while desperately trying to let herself out to freedom. The story involves protagonist, a goon, going to medical school with the help of his sidekicks.
All the tricks and con acts in the Hindi version are entirely based on the English Original. Nishabd - Lolita Nishabd borrowed its storyline from the British-American black comedy-drama film Lolita in which a middle-aged man becomes obsessed with a teenage girl. Partner - Hitch Partner is release which is based on Hitch. Its story revolves around the incredibly talented man and a sentimental advisor who teaches men how to date the women of their dreams.
Dasvidaniya - Bucket list Dasvidaniya is loosely based on the release Bucket List which is actually a pun on the list of ten things to be done before death. Remember any Bollywood movie with the same plot? Yeah, Peepli Live it is.