Nonetheless, we all admire the film choices made by Aamir Khan. From Lagaan to Ghajini, 3 idiots to PK; the actor gave us many memorable performances and an outstanding list of movies to prosper. His 2016 venture Dangal, proves to be the highest grossing Indian film ever.
As his previous Yashraj project was a huge disappointment, the Dangal actor chooses to remake a Hollywood film for his next project.
This is not the first time, that he has worked in a Hollywood remake. Here’s a list of Aamir Khan’s movies that are remakes of classic Hollywood movies.
10. ‘Qyamat se Qyamat Tak’ remake of ‘Romeo and Juliet’
This 1988 musical romance film was directed by Mansoor Khan, featuring
Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla in their debut film. The story of the film was heavily inspired by the 1968 romance drama film ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which itself was based on the play written by William Shakespeare.
9. ‘Dil Hai ki Manta Nahi’ remake of ‘It happened one Night’
‘Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi’ was a 1991 romantic comedy film directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The film features Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt in a lead role. This was the debut film of the latter. The film was an unofficial remake of 1934 Hollywood film ‘It happened one Night.’
8. ‘Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke’ remake of ‘House Boat’
‘Hum Hai Raahi Pyaar Ke’ was a 1993 romantic comedy-drama film. The movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt featuring Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla in the lead roles. The film’s story was very much similar to the 1958 American romantic comedy ‘House Boat.’
7. ‘Atank Hi Atank’ remake of classic film ‘Godfather’
‘Aatank Hi Aatank’ was an action crime film released in 1995. The film was directed by Dilip Shankar and features an ensemble cast of Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Rajnikant. The film’s story was heavily inspired by the 1972 cult classic ‘Godfather’ directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
6. ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’ remake of ‘Kramer Vs. Kramer’
‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’ was a 1995 musical drama romance film directed by Mansoor Khan. The film features Aamir Khan and Manisha Koirala in the lead role. The film was an unofficial remake of 1979 Hollywood family drama film ‘Krammer Vs. Krammer.’
5. ‘Ghulam’ remake of ‘On The Waterfront’
‘Ghulam’ was a 1998 gangster drama film directed by Vikram Bhatt. The film features Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Deepak Tijori in the lead roles. The film is considered to be a trendsetter because of its music and style. The movie was heavily inspired by the 1954 American crime drama film ‘On the Waterfront’.
4. ‘Mann’ remake of ‘An Affair To Remember’
‘Mann’ was a 1999 romantic drama film directed by Indra Kumar. The film was based on the 1957 American romance film ‘An Affair To Remember’ which itself was a remake of another Hollywood film ‘Love Affair’ released in 1939.
3. ‘Ghajini’ remake of ‘Momento’
‘Ghajini’ was a 2008 all time blockbuster film, directed by Tamil director A.R. Murugadoss who had made its Tamil version on the previous year. The film features Aamir Khan along with Asin, who marks her debut in the Bollywood with this film. The film was an unofficial adaptation of Christopher Nolan’s 2000 neo-noir psychological drama film ‘Momento’.
2. ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar’ remake of ‘Breaking Away’
‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar’ was a 1992 sports drama film directed by Mansoor Khan. The film is still celebrated as a classic for the youngsters and is considered as one of the memorable movies of Aamir Khan’s career. The film’s story was inspired from the 1979 American coming of age drama film ‘Breaking Away’.
1. ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ remake of ‘Forrest Gump’
‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ is an upcoming film of Aamir Khan, directed by ‘Secret Superstar’ fame director, Advait Chandan. The film is going to be released in 2020. ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ is an official remake of 1994 American comedy-drama film ‘Forrest Gump.’ This film won 6 academy awards including the best picture award in the same year.