The trailer for Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha was released during the IPL 2022 finale last night. The film stars Khan along with Kareena Kapoor and is an official Hindi-language remake of Tom Hank’s beloved film Forrest Gump.
Fans of the Hollywood version would notice how closely the film follows the original, with almost every scene mirroring the 1994 hit. The story follows the seemingly extraordinary life of a simple and unassuming man who finds himself in the middle of key moments in history.
Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya is making his Hindi-language film debut with this one, adding to the reasons why this movie is one of the most-anticipated films of the year.
Audiences will be able to see how much the adaptation stays true to the original and how well it has been translated for Indian audiences or not on August 11 when it releases in theaters.
This comedy-drama has been added to the growing list of official adaptations of international movies in Bollywood. The upcoming Rambo remake starring Tiger Shroff (who else?) has received blessings from Sylvester Stallone himself. Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway’s 2015 film The Intern is also getting a Bollywood remake with Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan. When the movie was announced, Rishi Kapoor was set to reprise De Niro’s role. But after his unfortunate demise, Bachchan was announced to be a part of the film in his place.
While there have been many instances of Bollywood filmmakers getting ‘inspired’ by international films over the years, but in the past decade Bollywood production houses have started officially acquiring the rights to remake international hits in India. Here are some official adaptations of popular international hits that you might not have known of…
5 Official Bollywood Adaptations Of International Movies
Bang Bang (2014)
This Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer was the official remake of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz’s 2010 action film Knight and Day. Most of the action sequences were replicated exactly from the original and the film went on to become a huge box office hit.
We Are Family (2010)
This tearjerker was the remake of the 1998 film Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. In the Dharma remake, Roberts and Sarandon were replaced with Kareena Kapoor and Kajol. Arjun Rampal took on the role played by Ed Harris in the original.
Rocky Handsome (2016)
Nishikant Kamat’s adaptation of 2010 South Korean hit The Man From Nowhere starred John Abraham in the lead. While the movie received mixed reviews, it did stand out as one of the few true-blue action thrillers in Bollywood.
Dil Bechara (2020)
This adaptation of John Green’s 2012 novel and its subsequent 2014 film adaptation The Fault In Our Stars marked Sushant Singh Rajput’s final appearance on-screen. Fans of the late actor ensured that the movie became a massive hit as it became one of the most-streamed movies on an OTT platform shortly after its release.
The Girl On The Train (2021)
This Parineeti Chopra-starrer is an official remake of the Hollywood adaptation of Paula Hawkins novel of the same name. Chopra takes on the role played by Emily Blunt in the original. The mystery-thriller also starred Avinash Tiwary, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Kriti Kulhari.