From Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to Baadshah, a look at Shah Rukh Khan films based on Hollywood movies.
Not only does small-time actors work on scripts adapted or inspired by Hollywood movies, big stars like Shah Rukh Khan also sometimes work on scripts that are clearly taken up from foreign movies. Here is the list of 8 Shah Rukh Khan films based on Hollywood movies.
1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
The ultimate romantic film featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol is actually based on the 1985 Hollywood film The Sure Thing. The story is strikingly similar in a lot of ways but that does not mean that Aditya Chopra did not put his heart into the movie.
The psychological thriller film Darr featuring Sunny Deol, Shah Rukh Khan, and Juhi Chawla in which Shah Rukh played the obsessive lover is actually based on the Hollywood film that goes by the name Cape Fear. While the original film came out in the year 1991, the Hindi remake released in 1993.
Abbas-Mastan’s Baazigar is considered one of the most important films of Shah Rukh Khan’s career in terms of his acting skills but little did we know that the concept of the movie has been borrowed from the Hollywood film A Kiss Before Dying.
The 1999 action-comedy film featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Twinkle Khanna is not adapted from a single Hollywood film. In fact, many of the concepts have been stolen from a number of Hollywood classics like Nick of Time, Rush Hour, Mr. Nice Guy, and The Mask.
5. Yes Boss
Yes Boss is often said to a remake of the 1993 film For Love or Money. The concept and story of both the movies are very similar and the only difference being that in the Hindi version, the girl had to make the choice between true love and luxury while in the original drama, it was the boy.
Josh is the official remake of the 1961 crime-drama film West Side Story. Both the movies had to rival gangs and two members of each gang fall in love with each other. Director Mansoor Khan sure knew how to take inspiration!
This movie was Aditya Chopra’s second directional movie and the concept is heavily inspired by Robin Williams’ Dead Poets Society. Though the Hindi version did have a lot of romance and backstory involved, the concept is still quite the same, albeit for the fact that the suicide was committed by Aishwarya instead of a student.
One of Shah Rukh Khan’s most recent films, Fan is loosely based on the sports drama film The Fan. Even though the names are quite similar, the major difference between the two stories is that in the Hollywood original the fan followed a baseball player and not an actor.
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