Movies copied? Of course yes, it doesn’t mean the entire movie is a copycat of the other. The director or the writer of the movie might have got some Inspiration from the other.
So do we mean the below Tamil movies are copied from the English movies?
Check out these list of Kollywood movies analogous to the Hollywood.
Well, these movies are powerful blockbusters in Tamil cinema.
List of Tamil Movies Copied From Hollywood Movies
15. What About Bob and Thenali
Thenali (Kamal) is a traumatized Sri Lankan Tamil, who is beset by a variety of elaborate phobias.
A psychiatrist Panchabhootam (Delhi Ganesh), refers Thenali to rival shrink Kailash (Jayaram).
The doctor takes an instant dislike to his new patient, while his wife (Devyani) and sister (Jyothika) take more of a liking to him than Kailash would like.
So as the Hollywood movie ‘What about Bob?’ which you should definitely watch.
14. Seven and Anniyan
Ambi is a meek lawyer, who wishes to change the society. But, because of his oft-repeated concern, people don’t take him seriously.
Besides, Nandini, the girl whom he loves, also rejects her because of this. This makes Ambi shattered, not before he encounters a website Aparichit.com, visiting which creates an alter ego inside Ambi’s mind.
For the girl he loves, he becomes a supermodel named Remo, and for the entire nation, to reform it, he becomes a vigilante named Aparichit, who not only teaches people the importance of following the rules but also punishes them if they don’t follow.
Though this movie also resembles the movie called “Psycho”. It really made the audience think about society.
13. Catch Me If You Can and Ayan
This Tamil movie story revolves around Deva, a youngster whose mother wants him to become a government official.
He, on the other hand, works for a smuggling group run by Arumuga Dass who has been his mentor and looking after him since childhood. Conflict occurs when Deva’s arch-rival, Kamalesh opposes and tries to eliminate Arumuga Dass from the smuggling business. Tough Suriya didn’t do as much as Decaprio did in Hollywood. Still, it was a huge hit in Tamil.
12. 500 Days of Summer and Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya
At a Keralite Christian wedding, a young man in the audience watches mournfully as the woman of his dreams walks down the aisle.
Flashback, a young wannabe filmmaker Kartik (Simbu) shares a house with a Keralite family, whose daughter Jessie (Trisha) he instantly falls in love with.
After a few minor spurns, Kartik chases Jessie to her hometown and gradually begin a relationship. Trouble brews when her family finds out, leading to fist-cuffs, and Jessie’s father fixing her marriage with a boy within the community.
The couple continues to meet, but as his filmmaking career starts to take off, there is new friction in their relationship and a drastic step from Jessie. A masterpiece of Gautham Menon. But, you should also watch ‘500 Days of Summer’.
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11. Sunflower and Roja
Roja, a young woman born and brought up in Southern India, prays that the handsome young man coming to see her sister will be her future brother-in-law, only to have the tables turned on her when he openly chooses her over her sister (as her sister loves another).
So, Roja marries Rishi and they leave the village to settle in the city, where both fall in love. Rishi, who works for the Indian Government, is instructed to go to the troubled state of Kashmir on a classified mission.
Roja also goes along. Then her innocent world is shattered when Rishi is abducted and held for ransom by a group of jihadist militants who want an independent Kashmir and the release of a terrorist held by the Indian military forces.
Will the passionate appeal of this young woman move cold and ruthless military and politician’s hearts and minds?
‘Roja’ is an unbelievable inspiration from the Hollywood movie ‘Sunflower’
10. Mrs. Doubt fire and Avvai Shanmugi
This list of Tamil movies copied from Hollywood can’t be made without this movie, Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father.
But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel’s wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn’t sit well with him.
Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shipping clerk under the recommendation of his liaison. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs. Doubtfire. and Daniel must also deal with Miranda’s new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer.
Hey, wait! Do you think Kamal Haasan was inspired from this Hollywood movie?
9. The Bodyguard and Kavalan
A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work.
The bodyguard ruffles the singer’s feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary.
The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan’s secret service staff but wasn’t there to prevent the attack by Hinckley.
Eventually, the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home.
Though Vijay’s Kavalan in Tamil was officially remade from Malayalam movie “Bodyguard”, You might also vote for this Hollywood movie which has the same title.
8. The Untouchables and Kaakha Kaakha
Chennai-based ACP Anbuselvan works together with a team of anti-narcotics officers and with the help of an informer virtually bring drug-dealing to an end.
He is dedicated and believes being involved with anyone romantically may endanger her life, but changes his mind after he meets with Maya.
Unknown to the entire unit, the informer was working for a gangster, who wanted all competition eliminated, and thus reign as the king of the underworld. Then Anbuselvan’s world will be shattered when he and some of his team will be suspended for their involvement in the killing of a gangster, the brother of Pandiyan, while the latter vows that he will not rest until he has killed the entire team and their respective families.
7. Memento and Ghajini
Ghajini is a neo-noir psychological thriller that is about a rich businessman who develops anterograde amnesia following a violent encounter in which his love interest was killed.
He tries to avenge the killing with the aid of Polaroid Instant camera photographs, permanent tattoos on his body and a medical college student. Both Momento and Surya’s Ghajini are the wonderful masterpieces that can engage you throughout.
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6. Patch Adams and Vasool Raja MBBS
Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it.
On a contrary in Vasool Raja, Kamal Haasan wanted for an MBBS degree for the sake of his father. He was fit for this role because of his humor, style.
This movie can’t be a success if it wasn’t for “Humour king Crazy Mohan”.
5. Judgement Night and Saroja
Four pals are on their way to a boxing match but get stuck in heavy traffic.
To get to the boxing match in time they take the first exit to find another way to the venue.
As they are driving around lost in gang-land they get stuck and witness a brutal murder.
The killer wants no witnesses and tries to kill them too. The four pals get away the first time, but the killer is soon back on their tail again while they are trying to find help in the middle of nowhere.
Venkat Prabhu has given an awesome attempt in scripting this core in an enjoyable fashion as ‘Saroja’ to the Tamil Cinema audience.
4. Brewster’s Millions and Arunachalam
Rajinikanth sells. Period.
Maybe just another mindless masala movie churned out from Kollywood but still makes for an interesting watch.
I just realized this movie was a remake of 1985 Hollywood flick, Brewster’s Millions.
Nonetheless, every Tamilian (The Japanese are big fans too I hear), it’s hard not to like Rajini’s style on screen.
3. Very Bad Things and Panchathanthiram
A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.
But, Panchathanthiram is slightly changed story-wise. Ram (Kamal Haasan) is a playboy pilot. His marriage to Mythili (Simran) disintegrates after a series of misunderstandings.
To cheer him up, his buddies arrange for a steamy evening with a prostitute Maggie (Ramya), but things go wrong and the men are stuck with a dead body and a load of diamonds.
The corpse disappears, and Ram’s efforts to cover up the event are thwarted by a pesky father-in-law of one of the friends (Nagesh) who thinks Maggie was Ram’s wife.
2. I am Sam and Deiva Thirumagal
A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
The Tamil movie featured our Versatile hero Chiyan Vikram. This was so different from any other films and it was super hit and scored the best place in Tamil industry.
1. The Godfather and Nayagan
When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder, and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen.
In Tamil, the movie ‘Nayagan’ is an extraordinary masterpiece for both the director Manirathnam and actor Kamal Hassan in their carriers.
This movie is perhaps the greatest gangster movie made in India, even though it is heavily inspired by the Al Pacino-starrer The Godfather. Kamal rightfully won the National Award for his performance.
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