Sarkar (Photo: Facebook)


Bollywood’s often been accused of copying ideas from Hollywood. While in some of them, only the central idea is same, there are others in which the whole plot is fully copied from some Hollywood movie. While some might call it plagiarism, some prefer to call it inspiration. After all, a good story needs to be told and retold. Here, we list some Bollywood films, which found inspiration from Hollywood.

 Sarkar (2005) – The Godfather (1972)

Sarkar introduced us to the supremely intimidating Subhash Nagre, played by Amitabh Bachchan, who is a ruthless and influential man embroiled in a controversy and has an internal battle to fight in the family. How he faces his enemies, and how his sons rise to take control of the empire is what the movie is about. The undertones of the film are inspired by The Godfather, the iconic movie which revolutionised Hollywood.

Murder (2004) – Unfaithful (2002)

Murder, an erotic thriller released in 2004 which is a 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.

3 Deewarein (2003)- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

3 Deewarein (Photo: Facebook)

The movie 3 Deewarein is influenced by The Shawshank Redemption. The movie has some similarities in the relationship angles and the jailbreak sequence, which makes us remember The Shawshank Redemption. The film narrates the story of three prisoners and a documentary filmmaker who, while filming their reformation story in the prison, finds redemption with her own troubled marriage.

Partner (2007) – Hitch (2005)

Partner is a 2007 Bollywood release which is based on the movie Hitch. Its story revolves around the incredibly talented man and a sentimental advisor who teaches men how to date the women of their dreams.

God Tussi Great Ho (2008) – Bruce Almighty (2003)

God Tussi Great Ho (Photo: Facebook)

God Tussi Great Ho, starring Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan, is about a man who always thought of god being the one who brought all the misery in his life. Tired of his complaints, god appears before him and transfers his powers into the man. Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman, was the inspiration for this Bollywood movie.