The Best Hollywood-Bollywood Remakes (Copies) Ever – Part II

3. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

This relatively lesser known film is the only one in the list that has the distinction of ‘inspiring’ a classic in Bollywood, which in turn, was ‘remade’ several years later, in 2008. To add to the confusion, our dear David Fincher is working on an official ‘remake’ of the original.

Karz (1980) Dir. Subhash Ghai, Starring Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim, Simi Garewal & Pran

Karzzzz (2008) Dir. Satish Kaushik, Starring Himesh Reshammya, Urmila Matondkar, Danny

4. A Better Tomorrow

Aatish Dir. Sanjay Gupta, Starring Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Atul Agnihotri

5. On The Waterfront

Kabzaa Dir. Mahesh Bhatt, Starring Sanjay Dutt, Amrita Singh, Raj Babbar, Paresh Rawal

Ghulam Dir. Vikram Bhatt, Starring Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Rajit Kapur, Sharat Saxena

6. An Affair to Remember

Ok, a footnote here. The above film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, widely considered a classic, was itself a remake. Actually, both the films were directed by the same man. Leo McCarey. He made Love Affair in 1939, and 18 years later, made An Affair to Remember, based on the same script. One wonders why.

Mann Dir. Indra Kumar, Starring Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala

7. West Side Story

Mere Apne Dir. Gulzar, Starring Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Meena Kumari, Asrani, Danny, Mehmood, Yogita Bali

( Mere Apne was an official remake of a Bengali Film called Aponjon, which itself was heavily influenced by West Side, with political undertones)

Josh Dir. Mansoor Khan, Starring Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Chandrachur Singh, Sharad Kapoor

To be continued…

2 Comments

  1. Sid

    September 26, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Hope to see Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin / It Happened One Night on this list! Almost a scene by scene copy — but a great movie nevertheless!

    1. amborish

      September 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm

      Hey thanks for dropping by… have kinda mentioned “It happened..” in Part I; the first Bollywood copy was Raj Kapoor starrer Chori Chori in the 50s.

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