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Malayalam Movies Copied From Other Languages

Malayalam Movies Copied From Other Languages:

When it comes to inspiration for a movie, there are no limits. A novel, a biopic, a true incident or the life of a person, almost anything can trigger chances of a good movie. But the most common is a movie inspiring another one. This is typical in cases of regional movies. There are countless examples where many Malayalam movies have been copied from other languages, be it Hindi, English and many others.

Malayalam Movies Copied From Other Languages

Malayalam Movies Copied From Other Languages

1. Akashadoothu (1993) copied from Who Will Love My Children? (1983)

2. Alakadalinakkare (1984) copied from Vidhaata (1982)

3. Balu Mahendra’s Olangal (1982) copied from Man, Woman and Child (1980) (novel by Erich Segal)

4. Bhargava Charitham Moonam Khandam (2006) copied from Analyse This (1999)

5. Boeing Boeing (1985) copied from Boeing Boeing (1965)

6. Chandralekha (1997) copied TO Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000)

7. Cheppu (1987) copied from Class of 1984 (1982)

8. Chitrashalabham (1998) copied from Anand (1971)

9. Classmates (2006) inspired from A Wedding in December (2005) (novel by Anita Shreve)

10. Ee Shabdam Innathe Shabdam (1985) copied from Death Wish (1974)

11. Hello My Dear Wrong Number (1986) copied from North by Northwest (1959)

12. Hridayathil Sookshikkan (2005) copied from Meet The Parents (2000)

13. James Bond (1999) copied from Baby’s Day Out (1994)

14. Junior Senior (2005) inspired by Yes Boss (1997)

15. Kakkakuyil (2001) copied from A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

16. Kakkakuyil (2001) copied TO Golmaal (2006)

17. Kaliyattom (1997) inspired from Shakespeare’s Othello

18. Kauthuka Varthakal (1990) copied from Worth Winning (1989)

19. Malootty (1992) copied from Everybody’s Baby (1989)

20. Manju Poloru Penkutty (2004) copied from Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

21. Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) copied from Vertigo (1958)

22. Meghamalhar (2001) copied from Brief Encounter (1945)

23. Mookkilla Rajyathu (1991) copied from The Dream Team (1989)

24. Mr. Butler (2000) copied from Gopala Gopala (1996)

25. Mukundetta Sumithra Vilikkunnu (1988) copied from Katha (1983)

26. Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri (2007) inspired (Kavya’s murder) from Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember (1972)

27. Nayattu (1980) copied from Zanjeer (1973)

28. New Delhi (1987) inspired by Irving Wallace’s novel The Almighty

29. Nirnayam (1995) copied from The Fugitive (1993)

30. Olympiyan Anthony Adam (1999) copied from Kindergarten Cop (1990)

31. Oru Maravathoor Kanavu (1998) partially inspired by Jean de Florette (1986)

32. Pachakuthira (2006) copied from Rain Man (1988)

33. Padayottam (1982) copied from Alexander Dumas’s epic novel The Count of Monte Cristo

34. Pattabhishekam (1999) copied from Larger Than Life (1996)

35. Police (2005) copied from Tango & Cash (1989)

36. Rajavinte Makan (1986) inspired from Sidney Sheldon’s novel Rage of Angels

37. Ramji Rao Speaking (1989) copied from See the Man Run (1971)

38. Sasneham Sumithra (2004) copied from Rebecca (1940)

39. Shivam (2003) inspired by Shool (1999)

40. Simhavalan Menon (1995) copied from Gol Maal (1979)

41. Sreekrishnapurathu Nakshathrathilakkam (1998) copied from Theen Bahuraniyan (1968)

42. Summer in Bethlahem (1998) copied TO Lesa Lesa (2002)

43. Thalavattom (1986) copied from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

44. Thooval Sparsham (1990) copied from Three Men and a Baby (1987)

45. Thuruppu Gulan (2006) partially copied from Dulhe Raja (1998)

46. Udayananu Tharam (2005) copied from Bowfinger (1999)

47. Uncle Bun (1991) copied from Uncle Buck (1989)

48. Vadakkumnathan (2006) partly inspired from A Beautiful Mind (2001)

49. Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999) copied TO Waqt (2005)

50. Vettom (2004) copied from French Kiss (1995)

51. Vyooham (1990) copied from Lethal Weapon (1987)

52. Yodha (1992) copied from Golden Child (1986)

53. Anwar (2010) copied from Traitor (2008)

54. Race (2011) copied from Trapped (2002)

There are endless other movies that have inspired Malayalam cinema apart from the above-listed movies.

Also See: List of Malayalam Documentary Films

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