The Australian films that inspired Bollywood

It’s 101 years since the birth of Bollywood, Indian Bollywood was the world’s largest and most vibrant movie industry and of course that is more than decent time to mature and alter to grow arms and legs. For some time but since the 1990s particularly the connections between Australia and Bollywood have really taken hold. So sit back and enjoy a cinematic journey that’s sure to entertain.

In the 1990s Bollywood emerged, post-economic relaxation of India, as a strong, globalised industry and India’s biggest cultural ambassador to the world.Nowadays, people are quite aware of the strong links between India in Australia, generated through our shared compound history, Bollywood news, Indian diaspora, cricket, tourism, and our governments’ strategic interest in the Subcontinental region.

Many films are accused of being inspired  or copied from Australian cinemas but in the name of “inspiration” Bollywood creates a unique cultural adaptation packaged with romance, melodrama, action, costumes, songs and dance extra mixed that suits global Indian audiences’ desires and their understanding of the world around them.

Following are some Bollywood movies that were inspired by Australian movies (Bollywood in Australia )

1: The Castle (1997) and KhoslakaGhosla (2006)

The Castle: The Castle was a 1997 Australian comedy film directed by Rob Sitch. It starred Michael Caton, Tiriel Mora, Stephen Curry and  Sophie Lee, Eric Bana, Charles BudTingwell. The Castle was iconic Australian comedy-drama film that had completed 20 years. The film was built on the idea of working-class Australians. The Kerrigan’s had to fight their case for compensation for a compulsory acquisition of property in Court and win.

Khosla ka Ghosla: KhoslaKaGhosla Indian Hindi comedy-drama film directed by Dibakar Banerjee released in the years 2006 was his directorial debut. The stars were AnupamKher and BomanIrani. This film, just like The Castle, was made on a small budget and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for 2006. Khosla ka Ghosla was built on a plot of a middle-class man dreaming of owning his own house in Delhi. After they have been going around to police and court, Khoslasfinally takes things into their own hands to save their dream home.


2: Mad Max (1979) and Yamakinkarudu (1982)

Mad Max: A 1979 Australian dystopian action film that was produced by Byron Kennedy and directed by George Miller that starred Mel Gibson as “Mad” Max Rockatansky, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, and Roger Ward.Max was the savior warrior in Australia that had degenerated into barbarity. He was always out there on the roads to stop violent motorcycle gang

Yamakinkarudu: Yamakinkarudu was a Tollywood film which was released on 22 October 1982. This film was directed by Raja Bharat. It was a  Telugu film starring South Indian superstar Chiranjeevi. Vijay (Chiranjeevi) was a police officer who had vowed to stop Jackal and his bikie gang.


3: The Man Who Sued God (2001) and OMG – Oh My God! (2012)

The Man Who Sued God: The Man Who Sued God was a 2001 Australian comedy film starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis, and directed by Mark Joffe.Judy Davis was a disillusioned lawyer turned fisherman who filed a claim against God. Steve’s fishing boat was struck by lightning and sank into the sea.

OMG – Oh My God!: OMG – Oh My God! was a 2012 Indian satirical comedy-drama film. The storyline was based on a Gujarati stage play entitled Kanji against Kanji. The film featuredAkshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles, along with MithunChakraborty. 


4: Let’s Get Skase (2001) and D-Day (2013)

Let’s Get Skase: It was a 2001 Australian comedy starring LachyHulme, Alex Dimitriades, Craig McLachlan and Bill Kerr. This film was based on a real-life proposal to abduct Christopher Skase but was mostly fictional in nature.

D-Day (2013): TheD-Day was a 2013 Indian action thriller film co-produced by DAR Motion Pictures and Emmay Entertainment Private Limited.The film’s story was all about bringing back India’s most wanted D-Company leader, Goldman. The Indian Intelligence assembles a small team quickly, nabs the target and then the mission commander shoots the Goldman in the head that indicated that there is no place for mafia in a “New India”