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As good as the original: Bollywood remakes which struck the right chords
'Chachi 420' - 'Mrs. Doubtfire'
'Chachi 420' starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role was a laugh riot and is regarded as one of his finest performances. However, it wasn't an original and was adapted from Robin Williams' 'Mrs. Doubtfire'. The story of a divorced father disguising himself as a nanny to be with his daughter won heart of the critics and audiences alike.
'Sarkar' - 'The Godfather'
The first part 'Sarkar' helmed by Ram Gopal Varma starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead was adapted from Copolla's movie 'The Godfather'. The Hindi adaptation which boasted of some powerful performances by Big B, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon was turned into a franchise thanks to its huge success.
'Hum Tum' - 'When Harry Met Sally'
Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji-starrer rom-com 'Hum Tum' earned lots of appreciation and awards, but not many know that it is inspired from Hollywood's celebrated romantic comedy, 'When Harry Met Sally'. Nevertheless, 'Hum Tum' continues to remain a favourite for rom-com lovers.
'Baazigar' - 'A Kiss Before Dying'
Abbas-Mustan's movie 'Baazigar' which featured Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Shilpa Shetty proved SRK's versatility as an actor. The movie was inspired from the classic American flick 'A Kiss Before Dying'. However, it didn't affect the movie's success which also helped all the three actors' careers flourish.
'Satte Pe Satta' - 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'
The multi-starrer 'Satte Pe Satta' was a remake of the musical flick 'Seven Brides For Seven Brothers'. Amitabh Bachchan's raging presence along with the story-line impressed the critics and the audiences and the movie is regarded amongst Bachchan's best movies till date.
'Ghulam' - 'On The Waterfront'
Aamir Khan-starrer 'Ghulam', about an underdog taking on a dreaded man was inspired from 'On The Waterfront'. The movie struck a chord with the masses due to its emotional connect and strong performances by Aamir Khan and Rani Mukerji.
'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' - 'Breaking Away'
Again Aamir Khan-starrer 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' which was an adaptation of 'Breaking Away' instantly earned appreciation from the masses and classes, thanks to its melodious soundtrack, coming-of-age storyline, combined with amazing performances. To date, the movie remains a favorite of the 90s' generation.
'Black' - 'The Miracle Worker'
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie 'Black' was a remake of the 1963 biographical film 'The Miracle Worker'. Bhansali's remake churned out splendid performances from Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji and gave a one of its kind movie to Hindi cinema.