The “Copied” word sounds like someone cheated or fooled us. But maybe if we see it from another direction, it may look better. Directors took inspiration from certain films and it turned out to be fan favorites. Most of the names are unknown and people are unaware of these.
The list below contains the name of fan-favorites that was actually inspired from other films:
1. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and Patch Adams
Shocked, right? So was I after getting to know this. Our favorite Munna Bhai and Circuit are heavily inspired by Robbin William’s Patch Adams.
2. Zinda and Oldboy
Sanjay Dutt’s Zinda is inspired by the film, Oldboy. Though the main film had a lot of detailing and cinematographed in a much better way. Zinda was literally a bland and vague copy of the film. Meanwhile, the main film had some amazing thriller moments.
3. Qayamat and The Rock
No this isn’t the rock from, “if you smell..” This is Nicholas Cage’s The Rock. Apparently, Qayamat is copied, but the cinematography is kinda identical. The visuals are a treat to the eye, and according to some fans, Ajay Devgn did not disappoint. Is that so?
4. Taxi No. 9211 and Changing Lanes
A wealthy man, a mercurial taxi driver, and the decisions. The same is pretty much similar for both the films. Changing lanes is much better and well versed, the idea is very well described and understood by the viewers. Meanwhile, Taxi No. 9211 is very vague, it seems like they tried to juggle a lot of ideas in some films. Making the film a bit chaotic and pretty weird.
5. Shaurya and A Few Good Men
Tom Cruise starred in the latter film. On the other hand, Shaurya dealt with a very heavy topic, is Islamophobia. Fans say it did justice to the original film since the plot was not fully copy-pasted. But did it really do justice? Questionable.
6. Partner and Hitch
Though the subplots did differ from each other. Both the films are hilarious, even if the storyline did not make sense, the films were too funny to watch. The plot was kind of similar to each other though.
7. Judwaa and Twin Dragon
Just like they literally copied the name of the film, the plot was copied too. The identical twin brother got separated, they met at one point in life, and kaboom! A film! Though the plot is not that entertaining, it was a pretty big hit during the ’90s.
8. Salaam-e-Ishq and Love, Actually
The posters, plot, cinematography, everything was exactly the same. Though the subplot kind of differs to make it a little more, “not copied” but the film wasn’t nearly as good as, Love, Actually. A big thumbs down and boo to Bollywood.
9. Dostana and Now I pronounce you Chuck and Larry
Dostana had attractive cast members. They had some fan-favorites as well. But it wasn’t 1% of the comedy level of the original film. Also, the original film was much less cliched and cringe to watch. The dialogues were delivered in a much better way.
10. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar and Breaking Away
The themes are pretty different. Both the films have a separate fan base, or maybe the same, who knows?
11. A Common Man and A Wednesday
Well for a change, Bollywood’s film was copied and not vice versa. Though it is a pretty rare situation. But, now you know how good the plot must be since it got copied by Hollywood!
12. Sangam and Pearl Habor
Both the films are pretty good and based on drama. So if you’re someone who prefers that genre, I’d suggest watching both of them. Because personally, none of them are disappointed. The cinematography, music, dialogues everything was totally on point.
13. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale and Hachiko Monogatari
Since the story itself is based on real-life incidents. Both of the films did copy something from somewhere. It basically is a dog who dies while waiting for its owner who died due to unavoidable circumstances. Really heartbreaking. Give it a watch though.
14. Kimba the White Lion and The Lion King
Though we thought Lion King was an adaptation of Hamlet. Since the release of the Lion King, Japanese animators have been asking Disney to give them the credits. Since the Lion King has a strong resemblance with the Japanese film, Kimba.
15. Paprika and Inception
Inception is actually inspired by the film, Paprika. The plot is solely based on a gadget that allows people to navigate their dreams. This is legit some Doraemon thing going on, I kid you not.
And with that, the list comes to an end. Though all of them are our favorites, getting to know that they were copied from others, kinda ruined our watching experience, right? Anyway, if you wanna watch some chilly horror, or motivational films, or something that’ll help you with your emotional release, you know where to check out! Don’t forget your popcorn if you’re rewatching your favorites though!