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Updated November 24th, 2023 at 01:16 IST

Movies inspired by The Godfather to watch ahead of Ranbir Kapoor's Animal

Godfather-inspired movies to watch, ahead of Animal

1/7: Nayakan: Although it differed from The Godfather in its plot and protagonist, there are many elements that filmmaker Mani Ratnam borrowed from the Coppola film for his Gangster movie. / Image: IMDb

2/7: Dharmatma: This Feroze Khan movie was probably the first Godfather tribute from Indian Cinema, having released only 3 years after Coppola’s classic film. / Image: IMDb

3/7: Malik: This 2021 Malayalam film featured a stellar act from Fahaadh Faasil who essayed and helped envision one of the finest Mafia figures of Indian cinema ever. / Image: IMDb

4/7: Sarkar: Ram Gopal Varma paid tribute to his most favourite movie here, also managing an epic casting coup with Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan reprising Marlon Brando and Al Pacino’s roles. / Image: IMDb

5/7: Virasat: The genius of Virasat is how the writers reimagined the 1940s New York Mafia as a feudal rural background of 90s India, and retained a similar rusticity and poignance. / Image: IMDb

6/7: Aatank Hi Aatank: This 1995 film featuring Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan was a blatant remake of The Godfather, and understandably also very dated. / Image: IMDb

7/7: Animal: The image of a determined, ferocious son going no-holds-barred to protect his father will always remind one of The Godfather, and Animal seems to be a fitting tribute to Coppola’s film./ Image: IMDb

Published November 24th, 2023 at 01:16 IST