Did you know these Bollywood films are remakes?

No, no, we don’t mean Laal Singh Chaddha; that’s an official remake, or an  authorized adaptation, if you will,  of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump. So where’s the fun in that! We’re also talking about a few sly remakes, which may or may not have the permission to from the original makers! Check them out:

Looop Lapeta (2002)


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Last year’s Taapsee Pannu-starrer is an official adaptation of the award-winning 1998 German film, Run Lola Run.  A refreshing experimental, Looop Lapeta is crisply made, and have received positive reviews from critics.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

The core premise of the film is ‘inspired’ by the critically acclaimed and popular South Korean 2012 period film, Masquerade. But of course, the song and dances are trademark Sooraj Barjatya – there’s no taking away that from him!

Ek Villain (2014)

Mohit Suri-directed action thriller Ek Villian is an official, contested adaptation of South Korean film, I Saw the Devil. Only, in true South Korean fashion, the latter is much more gruesome, and more cinematically shot!

Singh is Kinng (2008)


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There’s lots to understand here, bear with us. Singh is Kinng is an unofficial remake of Jackie Chan’s 1989 film that is set in Hing Kong, titled Miracles. Now, Miracles itself is a blend of of two Hollywood films, Frank Capra’s Lady for a Day (1933) and Pocketful of Miracles (1961). Which in turn are adapted from a Madame La Gimp, a 1929 short story by fiction writer Damon Runyon. The story’s journey was from 1929 to 2008!



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