Looop Lapeta at Dil Bechara: Films adapted from international films

Bollywood has often given us wonderful stories that have resonated with us and made us come back to them again and again. Bollywood has also taken inspiration from the books and Hollywood movies have played a major role when it comes to serving as a source. Hits have witnessed an underlying trend of international hits remade in Hindi cinema, but some of our biggest blockbusters, including the recent Looop Lapeta, Kartik Aaryan’s Dhamaka and Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang, here are a list of Bollywood movies that have adapted from International Movies.

Bollywood films adapted from international films:

1. Lapeta Loop

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

2. Dhamaka

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

3. The girl on the train

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

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 the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, in which patients with cancer who fall in love with each other, directed by Mukesh Chhabra in his directorial debut and produced by Fox Star Studios.

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 wrongly accused of the murder of her lover.

6. Bang Bang

Bang Bang is a remake of the 2010 hit Hollywood film Knight And Day starring 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. Bharath

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

8. We are a family

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

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Darcy J. Skinner