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5 Bollywood films that are inspired from Hollywood blockbusters

  1. The Godfather – Sarkar

Sarkar is a 2005 Indian Bollywood political crime thriller film directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan in the title role. The film is inspired by The Godfather which was released in the year 1972. This Hollywood crime film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel of the same name. It stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.

2. Dead Poets Society – Mohabbatein

Dead Poets Society is a 1989 film starring Robin Williams in the lead role. This film inspired Bollywood’s Mohabbatein that was released in the year 2000, where Shah Rukh Khan and  Amitabh Bachchan came together for the first time on screen. Mohabbatein did well both critically and commercially.

3. Philadelphia – Phir Milenge

In 1993, Philadelphia was released depicting the AIDS crisis and helped spread national awareness. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. The film also won Academy Award for Best Actor. Phir Milenge was released in 2004 and it also dealt with the same subject of AIDS and is inspired by Philadelphia. This Indian film featured Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty in the lead roles.

4. My Best Friend’s Wedding – Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai

My Best Friend’s Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan from a screenplay by Ronald Bass. The film stars Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett. Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai is a 2002 Indian Bollywood film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. The film starred Uday Chopra, Jimmy Sheirgill, Bipasha Basu and Tulip Joshi. The film was said to be partly inspired by My Best Friend’s Wedding.

5. Mrs. Doubtfire – Chachi 420

Chachi 420 was released in 1997. Kamal Hassan who was the lead actor of the film is also the co-writer, co-producer and director of the film. This film is inspired by the Hollywood film Mrs. Doubtfire was released in the year 1993. This film was directed by Chris Columbus and written for the screen by Randi Mayem Singer and Leslie Dixon, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine.