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16 Jul, 2008 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / D

1. Do Kaliyan (1968) - The Parent Trap (1961)
2. Dharmatma (1975) - The Godfather (1972)
3. Dhuan (1981) - Chase A Crooked Shadow (1958)
4. Dehleez (1986) - Hanover Street (1979)100 Days (1991) - The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
5. Drishti (1990) - Inspired from Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes From A Marriage" (1973) (Swedish Movie)
6. Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin (1991) - It Happened One Night (1934)
7. 100 Days (1991) - The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
8. Darr (1993) -  References from “Cape Fear” (1991) & “Dead Calm” (Australian film) (1989)
9. Dil Ka Doctor (1995) - Cactus Flower (1969)
10. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) -       Refrences of “The Sure Thing” (1985), “A Room with a View” (1985) and scenes inspired from “The Love In The Afternoon” (1957) and “Witness For The Prosecution” (1957).
11. Daraar (1996) - Sleeping With the Enemy (1991)
12. Daud (1997) – Main Plot resembles “Romancing The Stone” (1984)
13. Deewana Mastana (1997) - What About Bob? (1991)
14. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) – Has references of “42nd Street” (1933)
15. Duplicate (1998) – Follows “The Whole Town’s Talking” (1935)
16. Dushman (1998) - Eye For An Eye (1996)
17. Dil Hi Dil Mein    (2000) - You’ve Got Mail (1998)
18. Dhai Akshar Prem Ke (2000) - A Walk In The Clouds (1995)
19. Danger (2002) - Bound (2001)
20. Dhund : The Fog (2003) - I know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
21. Dil Ka Rishta (2003) – The main plot resembles “Magnificent Obsession” (1954) & Bounce (2000)
22. Dhoom –I (2004) – References from “The Fast & The Furious” (2001) & Ocean Eleven (2001)
23. Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha (2004) - Return To Me (2000)
24. Dobara (2004) - Forever Lulu (Along for The Ride) (2000)
25. Deewar (2004) – Main Plot based on “The Great Escape” (1963)
26. Dil Bechara Pyaar Ka Maara (2004) - Based on the classic "Dekh Kabira Roya" (1957)
27. Dil Jo Bhi Kahey (2005) -
The story is an inspired adaptation of “C'est La Vie”, a very successful French television series.
28. Dansh (2005) - Roman Polanski's “Death and the Maiden” (1994).
29. Dil Diya Hai (2006) – Uses the same story idea behind “Bad Guy” or “Nabbeun Namja” (2001) (Korean)
30. De Taali (2009) – Shares the same idea of “Saving Silverman” (2001)
31. Dev D (2009) Modern take on “Devdas” with references of an infamous Mobile Video Clip controversy in Delhi.
32. Detective Naani (2009) The old lady’s character is very close to the famous detective Icon “Miss Marple” created by Agatha Christie in her novels.
33. Don Muthuswami (2008) – Oscar (1991).
34. Dulha Mil Gaya (2010) - Mixture of plots from “Naseeb Apna Apna” (1986) and “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye” (1977).
35. Diary of a Butterfly (2012) - Reportedly based on the Nira Radia 2G Scam.

(Updated in July 2012)

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16 Jul 2008 / Comments ( 6 )
raj vardhan
Hello Sir!

Madhuri Dixit once in her interview, said that her movie... Deewana Mujhsa Nahin was a remake of a popular english movie.

Sir,could you please tell me the name of the that english movie?
Bobby Sing

Hi Raj,
Thanks for the interesting info, though I dont have any info on the same at this particular point of time.
However I will try to find it soon.
Meanwhile if you also come to know the original somehow then do let me know too.


raj vardhan
Hello Sir!

100 Days is more inspired from Lucio Fulci's film SETTTE NOTE IN NERO(1977) ( known by 'the psychic' in USA).

The Psychic is also about a husband and wife.The wife experiences psychic vision that lead her to discover a muder ,her husband may or may not be the culprit.The wife also finds a skeleton in the house......................madhuri dixit also comes through a hidden skeleton in the house.

Although I haven't seen the psychic but I think as afr as the basic idea or basic story is concerned,100 Days is more inspired(or copied) from the psychic rather than the eyes of laura mars.

Sir let me know ur opinion on this.
Bobby Sing

Hi Raj,
I think you have a valid argument here as the desription sutis 100 DAYS more. Therefore now I will have to see Lucio Fulci's SETTTE NOTE IN NERO / PSYCHIC (1977) soon to reach the right conclusion. 
Would get back soon on this in the coming weeks for sure.

Thanks for this valuable info and keep writing in.


Raj Vardhan

Do Chor starring Tanuja and Dharmendra was inspired/copied from How To Steal A Million which starred Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole.

Bobby Sing

Hi Raj Vardhan,
Thanks a lot for sharing.
I will soon check it out and update.
Keep Visiting and Writing in.

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