10 Hollywood Remakes in Bollywood


The earlier films in the Bollywood had stories in the Indian context. Those films had the rustic appeal. Many such films are still remembered by old and new alike. Later, the filmmaking in the Hindi movie industry underwent a paradigm shift. Impressed by the work of foreign filmmakers, many directors in the Bollywood resorted to film remakes. Some of them became super-duper hits while some others bombed at the Box Office. People were able to link with some of these movies. On the other hand, the worst performed films could not be identified in Indian conditions. This is what makes the remakes a risky affair. Another issue that crops up is copyright violation.

Hollywood Remakes

The Hollywood remake in other languages is a risky affair as some may not sync well in the Indian context. While this is the case, there have been some reports of copyrights dispute in some cases. Hence, the filmmakers who don’t want to do extra work to cook up new stories need to take precaution about these things before venturing into the making of such films. Some of these remake flicks have high-budget animation stuff to appeal to the audience while others have eye-popping action sequences. These features glue the youngsters to the seat. In this article, we would be looking at the Bollywood remakes of Hollywood films that have appealed to the Indian audience.

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1. Chamatkar: Made in the year 1992, this film was the remake of Blackbeard’s Ghost 1968.

2. Tezaab: This movie was the remake of the English movie Streets of Fire in 1984.

3. Agneepath: This 1990 film was a remake of the 1983 Hollywood film 1983.

4. Ghajani: It was the remake of another Hollywood film Memento.

5. Ek Ladka Ek Ladki: This 1992 flick was the remake of 1987 Hollywood film Overboard.

6. Baazigar: Made in 1991, this film was remake of the 1983 Hollywood movie A Kiss Before Dying.

7. Khal-Naaikaa: This 1993 movie was a remake of 1992 Hollywood film ‘The Hand that Rocks the Cradle’.

8. Yeh Dillagi: This 1994 Hindi film is a remake of Hollywood movie Sabrina made in 1954.

9. Main Khiladi Tu Anari: Made in 1994, the movie was a remake of Hollywood flick The Hard Way released in 1991.

10. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar: This blockbuster movie came in 1992. As expected, this flick was the remake of the Hollywood film Breaking Away released in 1979.

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by Balakrishnan Lekshminarayanan