A film adaptation based on from other countries and industries is standard. Most of the films are adapted from the original to other film industry, to make them more culturally relatable to people from other countries. There are many Hollywood-adapted-to-Bollywood movies, but let’s see the list of some of the best ones.
Best Bollywood movies adapted from Hollywood Movies
1. Hum Tum
One of the best romantic comedy movies of the 2000s starring Rani Mukherjee and Saif Ali Khan is an adaptation of the Hollywood movie When Harry Met Sally.
Hum Tum carries a unique story of two people that cross paths with each other lives from time to time and build a lasting connection. The movie has all the elements one may want to feel relatable.
When Harry Met Sally was released in 1989 and listed in one of the best romantic comedy movies of its time, the movie starred Meg Ryan and Billie Crystal with impeccable chemistry between them.
Both the movies are worth watching, and you may find some differences, but the ending will make your heart feel assure for love.
The blockbuster family drama Baghban is loosely adapted from Make Way for Tomorrow. While the endings of both the movies are tear-jerking, there is a massive difference.
The similarity in the films is the plot of how after getting aged the protagonist’s children do not want to keep them in their home. However, while Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini get their happy ending, the couple in Make Way for Tomorrow was not that lucky.
Make Way for Tomorrow was released in 1937. You may not find the movie interesting. However, it presented one of the best family drama Bollywood movies.
3. Dil Bechara
While everyone remembered Dil Bechara as the last movie of Sushant Singh Rajput. However, one cannot miss the adaptation of it from a novel, The Fault in our Stars, which already had an adaptation. The Fault in our Star is a multi-million bestselling book by John Green.
The Hollywood adaptation of the book stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, which was released in 2014.
Both movies revolve around the vulnerable lives of two cancer patients to the fun, but at the end parted away with one leaving the other.
4. Aashiqui 2
Aashiqui 2 was a box office hit and presented us with some of the best music of this century. Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, the newly rising stars, have well-established their position in Bollywood due to their outstanding performance in the film.
Aashiqui 2 was based on the theatrical drama A Star is Born took place in 1937.
The drama has multiple adaptations in Hollywood and various other film industries. However, Aashiqui 2 did make a difference with the outstanding performance of the two lead roles.
5. Lal Singh Chaddha
Lal Singh Chaddha is an upcoming film starring Amir Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The highly anticipated film is based on Forrest Gump, which was released in 1994. While Lal Singh Chaddha is yet to release, but there is a reason why fans are getting crazy about it.
Forrest Gump is one of the highest-rated IMDB movies, with a score of 8.8 on the list. Tom Hanks, the lead actor has earned an Academy Award for his performance in the movie. The interesting thing about Lal Singh Chaddha is all the three Khans will be in the film.
Barfi is not a whole adaptation movie and is credited as the original. However, the ending of the movie was inspired by The Notebook which was released in 2004. The Notebook is also an adaptation of the novel based on the same name by Nicholas Sparks.
The plot, character, and everything about the two movies is different. However, the ending of Barfi is the same as The Notebook.
7. The Intern
Another upcoming movie starred Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. We have seen the lead roles working together in Piku and we can all agree on how good they are together.
The upcoming film The Intern is based on a movie with the same name starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. The drama movie has created a heartfelt spark and inspired millions of people. The success of it can make you see why it is so highly anticipated in the Bollywood version.
8. Bang Bang
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif put fire on the big screen with their performance in Bang Bang, but so did Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz with their chemistry in Knight and Day.
The plotline of both films is quite similar and consists of lots of action sequels. Both the movies have been mega-hit in their respective country and gain international recognition. However, the films are so similar that you will not regret skipping one after watching another.
The epic romance drama released in 2000 starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, and Aishwarya Rai. Mohabbatein mesmerizes the element of both the love in youth and everlasting love for a person.
The exceptional movie is an adaptation of the classic Dead Poets Society which was released in 1989. While, both the film enjoys the elements of the teacher-student relationship, the plotline of it quite different.
Mohabbatein focuses on love and romance, while the main concern of the Dead Poets Society was the teacher encouraging his students to do more than what people want them to do and do things for themselves.
10. Munnabhai MBBS
Munnabhai MBBS was so heart-touching for the audience that many people remember Sanjay Dutt as a Munnabhai character. The movie was released in 2003 and was adapted from the Hollywood movie Patch Adams which was released in 1998.
Both movies have shown the significance of healing takers better turns with care, and doctors cannot save the life of everyone. The film rejoices the preciousness of life and the motto behind living it with a smile.
If you want to watch both movies because it will be worth your time.
Here, we end our top 10 Hollywood-adapted to Bollywood Movies. Though there are many more blockbuster Bollywood movies out there adapted from Hollywood, these 10 will justify why there is a need for adaptations of movies.
Edited by Urvashi Gupta