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26 Jan, 2009 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / K

1. Kohraa (1964) – Rebecca (1940)
2. Khoon Khoon (1973) – Inspired from “Dirty Harry” (1971)
3. Kashmakash (1973) – Inspired from James Hadley Chase novel “Tiger By The Trail”.
4. Khhote Sikkay (1974) – Highly influenced by Clint Eastwood’s “For A Few Dollars More” (1965)
5. Kalyug (1980) – Broadly based on the historical epic “Mahabharata”.
6. Krodhi (1981) – The gangster turned priest plot is similar to “Guns for San Sebastian” or “Bataille de San Sebastian, La” (1968)
7. Kudrat (1981) – Moves on a plot similar to “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” (1975)
8. Kanoon Kya Karega (1984) - Cape Fear (1962)
9. Karma (1986) – A very refined version made nn the same lines of “Seven Samurai”, “The Magnificent Seven” and our own “Sholay”.
10. Khudgarz (1987) – Loosely based on Jeffrey Archer’s Classic book “Kane & Able” also made into a T.V. Series in 1985.
11. Kabzaa (1988) - On The Waterfront (1954)
12. Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) - Return To Eden (1983) and the “Main Teri Hun Jaanam” lifted from the theme music of “Chariots of Fire” (1981)
13. Khel (1991) – The two con-men plot inspired by “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (1988) & “Bedtime Story” (1964)
14. Khiladi (1992) - Inspired from another Hindi Thriller “Khel Khel Mein” (1975)
15. Khalnaaika (1993) - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992)
16. King Uncle (1993) - Annie (1982)
17. Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai (1998) – Has glimpses of “Sleepless In Seattle” (1993)
18. Kaun (1999) - Basic Plot close to “Signpost To Murder” (1964)
19. Kartoos (1999) – Basic Plot inspired from “La Femme Nikita” or “Nikita”(French/English) (1990) remade as “Point Of No Return/ The Assassin” (1993)
20. Kunwara (2000) - A Walk In The Clouds (1995)
21. Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaaye (2000) - The Wedding Singer (1998)
22. Karobaar (2000) – Takes heavily from “Indecent Proposal” (1993)
23. Khauff (2000) - References of “The Juror” (1996) & “Witness” (1985)
24. Kyon Ki Main Jhooth Nahin Bolta (2001) – Highly Inspired from “Liar Liar” (1997)
25. Kuchh Khatti Kuchh Meethi (2001) - Das Doppelte Lottchen (1950) & The Parent Trap
26. Kasoor (2001) - Jagged Edge (1985)
27. Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar (2002) – Basic Plot similar to “Meet The Parents” (2000)
28. Kaante (2002) – Completely follows “Reservoir Dogs” (1992) with the first scene taken from “Usual Suspects” (1994)
29. Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002) Another Indianised version of “Sleeping with the Enemy” (1991).
30. Kitne Door Kitne Pass (2002) - Inspired from “Forces of Nature” (1999).
31. Khawaish (2003) – Follows “Love Story” (1970)
32. Kuchh To Hai (2003) - I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
33. Koi Mil Gaya (2003) – Takes Basic Plot & few sequences from “E.T.” (1982), mannerisms from “Forrest Gump” (1994), Basket Ball Match from “Flubber” (1997), Spaceship from “Independence Day” (1996) and has its similarities with an animation movie “The Iron Giant” (1999).
34. Krishna Cottage (2004) - Loosely Inspired from “The Ring” (2002)
35. Kismat (2004) - Has action sequences heavily inspired from "Payback" (1999) 
36. Kaal (2005) - References of “Killers of Kilimanjaro” (1959) and “The Gost And The Darkness” (1996)
37. Khamosh - Khauff Ki Raat (2005) – Identity (2003)
38. Kisna (2005) – Only the basic plot is quite close to “The Last Of The Mohicans” (1992)
39. Kyon Ki……(2005) - References of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest” (1975) in the hospital sequence.
40. Karam (2005) - Follows “The Mexican” (2001).
41. Kasak (2005) – Takes it fromWhite” (Polish) (1994)
42. Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana (2006) - Loosely based on Hit T.V. series “Sex and the City” (1998)
43. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) - Not entirely but the basic plot close to “Closer” (2004) and has glimpses of “Brief Encounter” (1945).
44. Katputtli (2006) – Inspired from “
Shattered (1991) and also reminds of our own “Sharmeeli” (1971).
45. Krazzy4 (2008) - Highly Inspired By “The Dream Team” (1989) (Even the Posters have a resemblance too).
46. Kismet Konnection (2008) - Follows the main plot of “Just My Luck” (2006)
47. Karzzz (2008) - Remake of Subhash Ghai’s “Karz” (1980), which was itself an inspired but well directed version of "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud" (1975)
48. Kidnap (2008)Has similarities with the storyline ofButterfly on a Wheel (2007).
49. Karma - Crime Passion Reincarnation (2009) - Main plot similar to “Kudrat” (1981)
50. Kisse Pyaar Karoon (2009) Based on “Saving Silverman” (2001).
51. Kurbaan (2009)– Quite similar to Bollywood’s own “New York” (2009)
52. Khatta Meetha – Remake of Malayalam movie “Vellanakalude Naadu” (1988)
53. Kya Yahi Sach Hai (2011) –
Its a film based on a book with the title “Carnage by Angels” by an I.P.S. Officer Mr. Y. P. Singh written on his personal experiences who himself directed the onscreen adaptation.
54. 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) - Based on “Susanna's Seven Husbands” by Ruskin Bond.
55. Kashmakash (2011) - Based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore, called “Nauka Dubi”.
56. Kai Po Che (2013) - An official adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel called "The 3 Mistakes of My Life"

(Updated in July 2016)

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26 Jan 2009 / Comments ( 7 )
raj vardhan

Hello Sir!
The scene from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna ,where Priety Zinnta slap Shahrukh is copied from \'Falling In Love\' starring Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep.

I think KANK was inspired from not only from \'Brief Encounter\' and \'Closer\' but also from \'Falling In Love\' coz falling in love was also story about four major characters and the extra marital affair which happens between two of these characters.

Bobby Sing

Thanks Raj,
Yes KANK had glimpses of so many films, but I will soon chek this out too.


Raj Vardhan
Hello Sir!
I haven\'t seen Bobby Deol\'s \'KISMAT\'(2004) but IMDB states that the film is a remake of \'PAYBACK\' starring Mel Gibson.Payback itSelf is a remake of classic noir POINT BLANK(1967)
Bobby Sing

Hi Raj!
Just checked the two films and its not the complete plot or storyline that is similar but only few actions scenes that are heavily inspired from PAYBACK we can find in KISMAT.
But still inspiration was right there so thanks for the info as always.

Keep Visiting and Writing in.

raj vardhan


KOSHISH(1972)- Korean movie called Happiness Of Us Alone(according to wikipedia and imdb)

Bobby Sing

Hi Raj,
Thanks for writing in.
This has been duly mentioned in books releated to Gulzar with his interviews and more too.

raj vardhan


Kinara(1977)- remake of Magnificent Obsession(1935,1954)

Bobby Sing

Hi Raj,
There is a long chain of films related with this particular concept. Has been lying in the pending list since long. Will soon try to write about it for sure.
Thanks for reminding.


RAJ Vardhan


Koyla(1996)- inspired from Revenge (1990)

Bobby Sing

That I also knew Raj, but now I will have to sit down one day and compile all your comments in one page to get them added in the site.
By any chance if you have already got it done at your end then please do share it in mail, as it will save time.

Once again with a big thanks,
Keep Visiting and Writing in,

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