6 times Bollywood totally wrecked Hollywood films

Published: May 24, 2017



Just few days back Bollywood star Tiger Shroff happily announced that he will be stepping into the shoes of his idol Sylvester Stallone, in a Hindi remake of the cult Hollywood classic Rambo.

Interestingly his announcement received a quick response from the Sylvester himself. “I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India! Great character, hope they don’t wreck it,” he wrote.

Compiled from glamsham.com, here is a list of Indian remakes of hit Hollywood flicks which tanked at the box office and must have surely made the makers of the original wonder why they sold the rights of their film in the first place. Sigh!

Bang Bang!



Siddharth Anand adapted Bang Bang! from James Mangold’s Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The Indian remake starred ace actors Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.

However, the only saving grace for this film was Hrithik’s chiseled body and Katrina’s cute looks. Nothing else worked in the film’s favour!




Starring Akshay Kumar and Student of the Year star Siddharth Malhotra as estranged brothers, the film is an official remake of Hollywood’s 2011 flick Warrior.

The Hindi adaptation was directed by Karan Malhotra. Despite having power-packed performers in the remake, the film bombed at the box office.




The Abbas Mustan directorial was a remake of The Italian Job. The original film was a super hit and performed well financially and critically, courtesy director Peter Collinson. But, the Indian remake was a huge miss and flopped big time at the box office.

We Are Family



Indian film-maker Siddharth P Malhotra helmed the Hindi remake of the Hollywood film Stepmom. Starring Kajol Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Rampal, the film performed below par.

We Are Family surely took away the heart-felt message that was conveyed in Stepmom – which attracted thousands of cinemagoers soon after its release in 1998.




As its name suggests, Nikhil Advani’s film is based on love and its magnitude. But, it did not do justice to the original Hollywood block buster, Love Actually, which beautifully portrayed the different stages and types of love.

God Tussi Great Ho



Directed by Rumi Jaffrey, the film starred Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra and was an Indian re-creation of Bruce Almighty.

The novelty with which the Hollywood makers had treated this fantasy drama genre film was missing in the Indian version and without a doubt, the film bombed at the box office.

Even Salman’s upcoming film Tubelight is an official adaptation of the 2015 Hollywood film Little Boy and Saif Ali Khan’s next, Chef, is also an official remake of American film by same name.

Well, we really hope the two Khans’ of Bollywood do some real magic with these films!

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Lilly
    May 24, 2017 - 2:39PM

    Parasites are talking about Bollywood. lol.Recommend

  • Ahmad
    May 25, 2017 - 10:47AM

    Bollywood Should be banned in Pakistan. Recommend

  • Hassaan
    May 25, 2017 - 1:43PM

    Nothing gets wrecked if you don’t watch the bollywood versions of the films.Recommend

  • Usman Ghani
    May 25, 2017 - 2:50PM

    Kaante = The reservoir dogs
    Musafi = U turn
    Sholay = The one + Seven Samurais
    Sangharsh = The silence of the Lambs
    Sarkar = The godfather
    Choclate = The usual suspects
    Dil hai kay manta nahi = It happened one night
    Zinda = Old Boy
    Ek ruka hua faisla = 12 angry men
    Satte py satta = Seven brides for seven brothers
    Jo jeeta wohi sikandar = Breaking away
    Baazigar = A kiss before dying
    Yaraana = Sleeping with enemy
    Ghulam = On the waterfront
    Mohabbatein = Dead poets society
    Bichoo = Leon the professional
    Kasoor = Jagged edge
    Life in a metro = The apartment
    Fool n Final = Snatch
    Race = Goodbye lover
    Taxi 9211 = Changing lanes
    Footpath = State of grace
    Murder = Unfaithful
    That’s what i remember at the moment and list goes on :-PRecommend

  • Nisheeth Saxena
    May 25, 2017 - 6:11PM

    I know at least one which happens to be more entertaining than the original. “Awara Pagal Deewana” copied from “The Whole Nine Yards”Recommend

  • ahmad
    May 26, 2017 - 12:17PM

    @Usman Ghani:
    China Gate was a closer copy of Seven Samurai Recommend

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