10 'Iconic' Indian movies that were actually copied
...'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws, which in turn had some similarity to another Hollywood film (click next to see which movie).
'The Magnificent Seven' is a 1960 American western film that was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. Wow! These films go way back in time.
'Baazigar', the film in which Ajay (Shah Rukh Khan) has an alias of Vicky Malhotra - which he assumes to seduce Seema Chopra, to get her to marry him and then throws her off the top of a multi-storied building.
Yup, that film was copied from 'A Kiss before dying'. A ruthless college student resorts to murder in a futile attempt to marry an heiress.
'Sarkaar', the movie that talks about how the authority of a man, who runs a parallel government in Mumbai, is challenged and his son rises to face his enemies. Ring a bell?
Well one can say it was 'inspired' from 'The Godfather'.
All that was changed in this rom-com 'Satte Pe Satta', was the title (it was shortened) but the story line remained the same.
The movie it was copied from had a longer title (which in their defense was a mouth full) 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'.
The movie 'Black' that revolves around the story of a blind deaf girl and her relationship with her teacher was a lift off from a touching story of a famous personality. To their bad luck, Hollywood had already made a film on it.
In case you were wondering, it was the movie the 'Miracle Worker' that was based on the life of Helen Keller.
'Mother India' : In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, she always sticks to her own moral code. Sadly Bollywood doesn't have such codes.
Was MOTHER INDIA a lift off from a popular black and white era film 'The Good Earth'? In the film, a father struggles to feed his family with diligence and frugality.
Even this movie 'Mann', in which a young woman falls in love with a handsome playboy, while aboard a cruise. And when they make plans to meet again, fate has other things in mind. As 'filmy' as it may sound this too has a Hollywood movie that it
If you guessed the movie 'An Affair To Remember', then you are right. This movie too revolved around the same lines.
As much as it hurts us to say this, but the nanny we loved so much, 'Chachi 420' was also a copy. Oh no!
'Mrs. Doubtfire' a touching movie in which an actor after a bitter divorce, disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
'Sangharsh' being copied? Akshay Kumar's reply to that question was 'he didn't care'.
Just so you know, it was copied from the gory film, 'Silence of the Lambs'. A movie on a young F.B.I. cadet who must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - a cyclathon, in 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' has its roads winding down to a Hollywood movie that also involves love and cycles.
'Breaking Away' is a film about a teenage boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team and also vies for the affections of a college girl.