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Looop Lapeta to Dil Bechara: Bollywood movies adapted from international films

Bollywood has often given us some wonderful stories that have resonated with us and made us return to them over and again. Bollywood has also taken inspiration from books, and Hollywood films have played a major role when it comes to acting as source material. The successes have witnessed an underlying trend of international hits being remade in Hindi cinema, but few of our biggest blockbusters, including the recently released Looop Lapeta, to Kartik Aaryan’s Dhamaka and Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang, here’s a list of Bollywood Movies that have adapted from International films.

Bollywood movies adapted from international films:

1. Looop Lapeta

Taapsee Pannu‘s recently released Netflix film, Looop Lapeta is the official Hindi adaptation of German film Run Lola Run. It also featured Tahir Raj Bhasin in the lead role. The story is about how Savi (Pannu) is on a mission to save her boyfriend Satya (Bhasin) and she has to collect Rs 50 lakh in 50 minutes to save her boyfriend who gets entangled in the web of gambling.

 

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2. Dhamaka

Kartik Aaryan’s thriller film, Dhamaka is a remake of a South Korean thriller film called The Terror Live.  The story is about a journalist named Arjun Pathak (Aaryan), who receives a threat after he exclusively interviewed a terrorist, who blew up a bridge. It also stars Mrunal Thakur and Amruta Subhash in prominent roles.

 

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3. The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is the Hindi remake of 2016 original film based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel of the same name. The psychological thriller starred Emily Blunt is the lead role, while Haley Bennett played Megan. The remake featured Parineeti Chopra, Avinash Tiwary, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kirti Kulhari. It is about an alcoholic and troubled divorcee who gets embroiled in a murder investigation.

 

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4. Dil Bechara

Dil Bechara is based on John Green’s 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars and its subsequent 2014 American film adaptation. The film stars Sanjana Sanghi and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, in which the play cancer patients who fall in love with each other, directed by Mukesh Chhabra in his directorial debut, and produced by Fox Star Studios.

 

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5. Badla

Badla was the official adaptation of the 2016 Spanish film, The Invisible Guest, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Tony Luke and Amrita Singh. The story follows an interview between a lawyer and a businesswoman, in which the latter insists that she is being wrongfully framed for the murder of her lover.

 

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6. Bang Bang

Bang Bang is a remake of the 2010 hit Hollywood film Knight And Day that starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The remake stars Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, while co-starring Javed Jaffrey and Danny Denzongpa, with Jimmy Sheirgill in a special appearance.

7. Bharat

Bharat is an adaptation of the Korean film Ode To My Father, that released in 2014. The film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff. The movie portrays the journey of protagonist Bharat (Salman Khan) from the age of 18 to 70.

 

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8. We Are Family

We Are Family is an official remake of the 1998 film Stepmom. The film features Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in the lead roles. It is about a a separated from her husband, Aman, Maya lives with her three children. Aman lives with his girlfriend Shreya but decides to return to his family when Maya is diagnosed with cancer.

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