Hollywood Movies Based on Indian Stories:
Often we see the Indian version of Hollywood Blockbusters and Hollywood versions of Indian blockbusters on-scree. But in this article, we will tell you about those Hollywood movies which are based on Indian culture. They are shot in India, or the lead characters in the film are Indian. So, if you love watching Indian stories or Indian actors in Hollywood films, then you have come to the right place. Let’s dive n.
1. Life of Pi
Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, and Tabu starer ‘Life of Pi’ released in 2012. This movie was directed by American director Ang Lee. This adventure-drama film is based on Yann Martel’s 2001 best-selling novel with the same name. The director very cleverly showcased the basic question of life through his character, Pi. The character and their fate revolve around religion, co-existence, existence, and life in general. The visuals in the film are very captivating, and If you have seen the movie then you know how important these attractive visuals were in the film. If you haven’t yet watched this film, then do yourself a favor and watch it right away!
1982’s period biographical film Gandhi is Hollywood’s one of the finest works. Hollywood’s famous director Richard Attenborough directed this film. Movies revolve around India’s struggle and non-violent fight against the British for independence. Gandhi’s character is played by Hollywood A-List actor ben Kingsley who even won an Academy Award for his brilliant performance.
3. Slumdog Millionaire
2008’s another blockbuster movie Slumdog Millionaire showcases Indians slums. This movie is based on Indian author Vikas Sarup’s famous novel Q & A. In his novel, the lead character is Jamal Malik ho belongs to Juhu slums, and his life is completely changed when he features in India’s most loved reality show, KBC. The movie got a mixed response from the audience as there were Indians who thought that the movie showed exaggerated poverty in India, but there were people who loved the music and appreciated the acting. AR Rehman even won an Oscar for producing such an amazing music for the film.
4. The Darjeeling Limited
2007 movie The Darjeeling Limited is directed by Hollywood famous directed Wes Anderson. The film stars Hollywood’s A-List actors Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and Jason Schwartzman. Along with them, the movie also features Bollywood superstars Irrfan Khan and India’s turbaned star Waris Ahluwalia. The story revolves around three brothers who are set out on a train journey across India, and during that, they all rediscover their lost bond with each other.
5. Million Dollar Arm
2014 film Millin Dollar Arm is directed by Hollywood director Craig Gillespie. Alt Disney Pictures produced this film. The story of the film revolves around two American agents and two Indian players who travel to India to find real talent for his baseball team in America.
Netflix‘s original movie Extraction was released in 2020. It features Hollywood’s A-List actor Chris Hemsworth. Apart from shooting the film in India, the movie also features Bollywood A-List actors Randeep Hooda, Pankaj Tripathi, Manoj Bajpai. The film got an amazing response from the audience from all over the world. Even the Indian audience loves the concept and the story. Seeing the craze and popularity among the fans, earlier this year, Netflix has announced the sequel to this film.
Eat Pray Love is one of the most famous movies of Hollywood. This film is directed by American director Ryan Murphy. It features Hollywood’s A-List actress Julia Roberts as the lead actress of the film. Her character travels across the world and then eventually comes to India to spiritually explore herself. Parts of the film were shot in Mirzapur and Pataudi.