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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983) & Weekend At Bernie's (1989)

30 Jul, 2009 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / Hollywood Gets Inspired / J

Kundan Shah’s “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron" is one of the most famous comedies produced by the Indian Cinema. It seems that its classy content and innovative sequences were also an inspiration for a Western flick released later in 1989 called “Weekend At Bernie’s”.

As you may recall, one of the most hilarious sequence of “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron” was the one where Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Vaswani and Om Puri played around with the dead body of Satish Shah. The well written scene, along with its funny dialogues is still remembered among the best Comedy sequences in a Bollywood movie.
The brilliance of the idea may have inspired a similar plot in “Weekend At Bernie’s”, where also there are two losers who are invited to a Weekend Party at a Luxury Island by their boss. Reaching the party spot, they find their Boss as dead. So, now to save themselves from the consequences they have to fool the people around, pretending that their boss is still alive. And that’s the main comic plot of the movie, where they both start using the dead body as a dummy, resulting in more amusing situations later.
If the similarity is just a co-incidence then it’s really quite strange. But in all possibilities the cult status of “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron” all over, may have been the actual source of inspiration for “Weekend At Bernie’s”.
Interestingly Bollywood took a U-turn and again got inspired from “Weekend At Bernie’s”, coming up with a very poor rip off called “Nehlle Pe Dehlla” in 2007.

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