On the name of getting inspired, Bollywood ends up plagiarizing Hollywood movies at times. Some of the viewers feel cheated while watching a movie when they realize that they are watching a Bollywood version of a Hollywood movie which they have already watched. Here are some of those Bollywood movies that are copied from Hollywood –
Mohabbatein (2000) – Dead Poets Society (1989)
When you take a look at some of the popular Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood wiki, you can find that Mohabbatein is loosely inspired by the classic movie Dead Poets Society, especially the first half, leaving out the Shahrukh – Aishwarya romance story.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) – Breaking Away (1979)
The next name on the list of popular Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood wiki is Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. The storyline of the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander has a certain resemblance to the 1979 American movie Breaking Away.
Dostana (2008) – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Dostana is another of those Bollywood movies that are copied from Hollywood. It’s a counterfeit of the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry in which two straight, single guys pretend to be a gay couple so as to receive domestic partner benefits.
Partner (2007) – Hitch (2005)
The next name on the list of popular Bollywood movies that are copied from Hollywood is Salman Khan and Govinda starrer Partner. It was released in 2007 and was based on the Hollywood movie Hitch.
Bunty Aur Babli (2005) – Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
Bunty and Babli is highly inspired from the movie Bonnie and Clyde (1967) in which a couple loots people around.
Dhamaal (2007) – It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Dhamaal, one of the most entertaining Bollywood movie is an official remake of an American comedy, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Munnabhai MBBS (2003) – Patch Adams (1998)
Munnabhai MBBS in which a goon is successful in getting admitted to a medical college with the help of his sidekicks is based on the English movie Patch Adams.
Baazigar (1993) – A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
Both the movies have a similar storyline in which a man dates the daughter of a billionaire just to take revenge from the billionaire.
Aitraaz (2004) – Disclosure (1994)
Aitraaz, an erotic thriller released in 2004 is inspired Hollywood movie Disclosure. Both the movies focus on the issue of sexual harassment at workplaces.
Murder (2004) – Unfaithful (2002)
The last name on the list of Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood is Murder. It’s one of the best and most successful Indian erotic thrillers released in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Murder which is a remake of the Hollywood movie Unfaithful.
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There are many Bollywood movies copied from Korean movies as well, whose name we’ll cover in another post. Before that, please share your opinion about these movies. Which of these Bollywood movies that are copied from Hollywood did you like most? Share your opinion in the comments section.