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Bollywood films that inspired Hollywood films

1;‘A Wednesday’ – ‘A Common Man’…

‘A Wednesday’ is one of the best films of Neeraj Pandey in Bollywood. The 2008 thriller film starred Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Sheirgill and others. The critically acclaimed film not only performed well at the box-office but also inspired Sri Lankan filmmaker Chandran Rutnam to officially remake the Neeraj Pandey film in Hollywood in 2013.

Titled as ‘A Common Man’, the film starred Ben Kingsley in the role of Naseeruddin Shah. Director Rutnam re-worked the screenplay of this highly suspenseful thriller. ‘A Common Man’ bagged Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor awards at the Madrid International Film Festival.

2;‘Vicky Donor’ – ‘Delivery Man’…..
Produced by actor John Abraham, ‘Vicky Donor’ starred Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam in the lead roles. The 2012 romantic comedy dealt with the subject of sperm donation and infertility. The film received positive response from the audience and critics alike and it performed well at the box-office.

The Bollywood film apparently inspired the 2013 film ‘Delivery Man’ starring Vince Vaughn and Cobie Smulders in the lead role.

Although there are reports that while ‘Vicky Donor’ is inspired from 2011 film ‘Starbuck’, ‘Delivery Man’ is the official remake of the French-Canadian film ‘Starbuck’.

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