Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Bollywood refers to the Hindi Cinema and is a part of larger Indian cinema. Though it has been the largest contributor of films, the Hindi cine industry has landed in multiple controversies for various reasons. Even movie lovers have multiple times started an online campaign to boycott Bollywood. One of the crucial reasons is the trend of remaking South movies or any other language movies.

Be it Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar or Ajay Devgn, all these A-listed actors have made either Hindi remakes of South movies or any other language movies. Whatever the outcomes may be, the craze for Bollywood movies and its songs has sprawled across nations and overseas movie lovers ever remain excited for new movies of big stars.

However, did you know certain Hollywood movies are inspired by Bollywood flicks?

Yes, here we bring the list of Hollywood movies that were inspired by Bollywood flicks.

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Leap Year

2010’s romantic comedy flick, Leap Year, directed by Anand Tucker and written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan is inspired by Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor-starrer Jab We Met. Leap Year stars Amy Adams and Matthew Goode in the lead.

A Common Man

2013’s A Common Man is a Sri Lankan thriller film directed by Sri Lankan filmmaker Chandran Rutnam. The movie stars Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross. The movie’s plot is based on the Hindi thriller movie ‘A Wednesday’ written and directed by Neeraj Pandey starring Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher in the lead.

Delivery Man

2013’s Delivery Man is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by Ken Scott. The movie produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment is inspired by Ayushmann Khurrana’s Vicky Donor. Delivery Man starred Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders in the lead.

Just Go With it

2011’s American romantic comedy film ‘Just Go with It’, directed by Dennis Dugan and written by Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling has similarities with Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen, Katrina Kaif and Sohail Khan-starrer Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. 


Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Deol and Juhi Chawla-starrer Darr is a Bollywood classic that still remains fresh in the minds of Hindi movie lovers. Darr gave recognition to newcomer SRK. His captivating performance in the movie as an anti-hero made his way to achieve stardom. Well, this movie also inspired Hollywood filmmakers. 1996’s American psychological thriller film Fear, directed by James Foley and written by Christopher Crowe is inspired by Darr. The American movie starred Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Alyssa Milano and Amy Brenneman in pivotal roles.

Pearl Harbor

American romantic war drama film Pearl Harbor is a remake of the 1964’s Hindi movie Sangam, starring Bollywood Showman Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar and Vyjayanthimala in the lead. The American movie was directed by Michael Bay and written by Randall Wallace. The English movie starred Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, and Alec Baldwin in pivotal roles.

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Forty Shades of Blue

2005’s Forty Shades of Blue directed by Ira Sachs is an official remake of 1964’s Charulata, directed by Satyajit Ray. The Indian movie starred Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee and Sailen Mukherjee. Charulata is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel Nastanirh. Forty Shades of Blue starred Rip Torn, Dina Korzun, Darren E. Burrows and Jerry Chipman.

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

2004’s American romantic comedy movie ‘Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!’ directed by Robert Luketic and written by Victor Levin shares a similar story plot to 1995’s Hindi movie Rangeela starring Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khan and Jackie Shroff. The Hindi movie was directed and produced by Ram Gopal Varma. Meanwhile, the American movie starred Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel, Gary Cole, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sean Hayes and Nathan Lane.


Will Smith’s Hitch, an American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennnant, has similarities to the 1976’s Hindi movie Chhoti Si Baat, directed by Basu Chatterjee. The American movie was released in 2005 and along with Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta were seen in pivotal roles. Meanwhile, the classic Indian movie starred Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha, Ashok Kumar and Asrani in the lead. 

Divorce Invitation

Divorce Invitation is a 2012 American romantic comedy film directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy and co-written by Robert Naturman and Bala Rajasekharuni. The movie is based on the director's own 1997 Telugu movie Aahvaanam. While Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Nadia Bjorlin, and Maeve Quinlan were seen in pivotal roles in Divorce Invitation, Srikanth, Ramya Krishna, and Heera Rajgopal were in the star cast in the Telugu movie.