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Sajan (1969), Pasand Apni Apni (1983) and Happy Go Lovely (1951)
21 Feb, 2012 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / P / S

The renowned director Basu Chatterjee has a long list of highly reputed and entertaining films, including few undisclosed versions of their well made foreign originals (not know to many). And here is a new addition to the same as informed by two of our friendly readers.

Basu’s 1983 movie “Pasand Apni Apni” featuring Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri and Utpal Dutt in the lead has its basic plot all inspired from the 1951 English Flick “Happy Go Lovely” directed by H. Bruce Humberstone. As seen in the Hindi version, the original also talks about a rich successful businessman falling in love with one of the stage artists visiting the city. Due to an unforced misunderstanding, the girl takes him as a simple newspaper reporter and starts loving him without knowing about his real rich status. And then the further misconceptions and confusions lead to a happy ending.
Now interestingly, before Basu Chatterjee, director Mohan Segal also worked on the same idea in his 1969 film “Sajan” featuring Manoj Kumar and Asha Parekh adding a murder plot into it making it a romantic thriller.
And more recently Aamir Khan’s over-famous “Ghajini” too had the same sub-plot incorporated in its script as a parallel love story running along with its main revenge drama revolving around another inspired theme of memory loss.

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(Thanks to Madhurageethan & Chris for the valuable info about the original source.)

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21 Feb 2012 / Comments ( 4 )

There is a film called 'Saajan' starring manoj kumar which has its first half copied in ghajini and this film.here is the imdb link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320394/
Is 'Shaukeen' also a copy? don't think all Basu hits are copies.

Bobby Sing

Thanks Chris for informing about this movie. I will surely add the info in the article soon.

Regarding SHAUKEEN, yes it is also a copy but as usual a better copy. Chek more on this in the 'S' section of the inspired movies links given at the right hand side of the site.


Raj Vardhan
Hello Sir!

According to wikipdia,the second half of Manoj Kumar's 'Sajan' was inspired from the 1937 play called 'I killed the count'.
Bobby Sing

Yes Raj, this is perfectly right as informed by one of our dear readers of BTC long back when it was not even there at Wikipedia.
He messaged me just after watching those 3 episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Show Season 2 (that actually end on a much more bolder note)
But I couldn't update the article after his msg.
Would do that soon now as you have rightly reminded.

So Cheers to the reminder with HIS BLESSINGS

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