Indian films have always been criticized for copying ideas from the west, especially from Hollywood. To be honest, it is a fair criticism as many films have been inspired or directly copied by Indian filmmakers. But what about the other way around, do the films of the west ever take any inspiration from our films? The answer is yes. While there aren’t too many films that have done this, there are a few notable instances where this has happened. So here is the list of ten Hollywood movies that copied Indian films.
10. ‘Fear’: Darr
While ‘Fear’ doesn’t have the exact same story line as ‘Darr’, there are many scenes in the Hollywood flick which appear to have been inspired by Shah Rukh Khan’s role in the film. Apart from both characters being violent and obsessive lovers, both the films have a scene where the name of the girl is carved into the protagonist’s chest.
9. ‘The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud’: Madhumati
One of Bimal Roy’s finest, served as the inspiration for a Bollywood as well as a Hollywood. In Hindi, it was made as ‘Karz’ and in America it was made as ‘The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud’ which deals with the same themes as ‘Madhumati’. While we don’t know for sure that the American film was directly influenced by one of our own, there sure are many similarities.