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09 Oct, 2008 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / M

1. Memsaab (1971) – Based on James Hadley Chase novel “Lady - Here's Your Wreath”, by James Hadley Chase.
2. Manoranjan (1974) - Billy Wilder’s “Irma La Douce” (1963)
3. Majboor (1974) - Zig Zag (1970)
4. Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain (1974) - References of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969)
5. Manpasand (1980) - My Fair Lady (1964)
6. Maalamaal (1988) - Brewster’s Millions (1985)
7. Mujrim (1989) – Inspired from “Scarface” (1983)
8. Maa (1992) – Ghost (1990)
9. Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) - The Hard Way (1991)
10. Mohra (1994) – References from “Death Wish 4 - The Crackdown” (1987)
11. Mann (1999) - An Affair to Remember (1957)
12. Mother (1999) – Inspired from “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell” (1968)
13. Mohabbatein (2000) – References from “Dead Poets Society” (1989)
14. Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachao (2001) - Ruthless People (1986)
15. Mujhse Dosti Karoge (2002) - Basic Plot from “The Truth About Cats And Dogs” (1996)
16. Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002) – Inspired from “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997)
17. Munna Bhai MBBS (2003) - References of “Patch Adams” (1998), a sequence inspired from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Back To School” (1986), plus has a theme very close to "Doosaboo Ilchae" (Korean) or "My Boss My Hero" (2001) which also has a character quite similar to that of "Circuit".
18. Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) – A remake of 'Chitchor' (1976) and the basic plot also partially reminds you of "Top Hat” (1935).
19. Mumbai Matinee (2003)– Strong References of “The Guru” (2002)
20. Murder (2004) – Unfaithful (2002) & La Femme Infidele (1969)
21. Main Hoo Naa (2004) – Similar themes references from “Never Been Kissed” (1999), Back to School” (1986) and “Fight Back To School” (1991)
22. Madhoshi (2004) - Inspired from “A Beautiful Mind” (2001)
23. Masti (2004) - Whipped (2000)
24. Musafir (2004) - U Turn (1997)
25. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) - Highly inspired sequences from “Meet the Parents” (2000) & “Anger Management” (2003).
26. Main Aisa Hi Hun (2005) - I Am Sam (2001)
27. Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya (2005) - Cactus Flower (1969) (Also inspired “Dil Ka Doctor” in 1995)
28. My Wife's Murder (2005) - The Inspector’s character played by Boman Irani, is inspired from a similar character in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Frenzy” (1972)
29. Mazaa Mazaa (2005) - 13 going On 30 (2004)
30. Mere Jeevan Saathi (2006) – Takes heavily from “Fatal Attraction” (1987) & Disclosure (1994)
31. Malamaal Weekly (2006) - Waking Ned or Waking Ned Divine (1998)
32. Manorama 6 Feet Under (2007) - Heavy Influence of Jack Nicholson's "Chinatown" (1974)
33. Mission Istanbul (2008) – Main Plot from “The Firm” (1993)
34. Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam (2008) – Highly inspired from “To Be Or Not To Be” (1942)
35. Maharathi (2008) - Based on a Gujrati play of the same name but also was inspired by the novel 'There's Always a Price Tag', by James Hadley Chase.
36. My Name Is Khan (2010) Not entirely inspired but the concept and performance of Shahrukh is on the similar lines of Tom Hanks inForrest Gump” (1994), Dustin Hoffman in “Rainman” (1988) and Sean Penn in “I Am Sam” (2001).
37. Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta (2010) - Based on the same theme as in "In The Mood of Love" (Hongkong) (2000).
38. Monica (2011)Loosely based onthe infamous Shivani Bhatnagar murder case.
39. Mod (2011) - Official remake of a Taiwanese film “Chen Shui De Qing Chun” aka “Keeping Watch” (2007). 
40. Mr. Bhatti On Chhutti (2012) - Takes it basic inspiration from “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” (2007).

(Updated in February 2014)

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09 Oct 2008 / Comments ( 4 )
Ashok Sridharan

The director of Manorama Six Feet Under, Navdeep Singh mentioned somewhere that the movie owed more to the 1955 noir "Kiss Me Deadly" than Polanski\'s 1974 classic.

Interestingly, in one scene in Manorama, the protagonist Satyaveer is shown watching on T.V. the scene from Chinatown featuring Polanski himself as the knife wielding thug.

Bobby Sing

Hi Ashok,
Thanks for writing in. But if you have seen both the movies then you would agree that it took greatly from "Chinatown". I havent seen the other movie so cannott comment on that but "Chinatown" inspiration is sure.



"Mohra (1994) - References from \'Death Wish 4 - The Crackdown(1987)\'
Not just references, Mohra lifts the plot and full sequences from DW4. Like gangster\'s birthday party with the main character disguised as a waiter, the massive shootout between gangsters which leaves just one gangster alive who is killed by the main character, action sequence in the middle where a man is thrown of the building, a scene where drugs are smuggled in fish and the main character watches it. opening also starts with an \'attempted rape\' and main character\'s arrival. also the dialogue \' who the *** are you,\' \'death\' is translated in hindi and is used in the aforementioned action sequence in the middle and its variation.
The big difference is the blind villain and his backstory. It is still bollywood\'s best action films unless people enjoy the modern CGI.
Shame the plot and sequences are copied but the action is original minus that one sequence in the middle.

Bobby Sing

Thats right Chris as this addititon was made many years back at the site...So I would soon edit it as per your correction.
Do keep sending more stuff like this.

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