When Bollywood Got ‘Inspired’ To Copy Movie Posters From The West

The Indian box office is well known for picking up ideas from their western counterparts in Hollywood and tweaking them into their own creations and this act is overlooked to a certain extent by all of us. But, what is simply unacceptable is the blatant copying that has been going on regarding visual media. Bollywood is not only stealing ideas from the west but is now outright copying the creativity that they see on western movie posters, here’s a look at some of the most shocking copy-cat moves by our own B-town producers:

1. Aitraaz from The Graduate

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

It looks like they even managed to get the same set for the photo shoot.

 

2. Anjaana Anjaani from An Education

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

Even the tie is the same!

 

3. Hulchul from My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

It looks like the only thing that they changed here is the bride and groom’s attire.

 

4. Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge from Licence to Wed

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

They even copied the middle-man’s smug grin.

 

5. Hisss from King Arthur

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

That’s a pretty nice replacement for King Arthur’s sword.

 

6. Xpose from The Great Gatsby

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

Himesh Reshamiya’s production is the epitome of an outright Xerox of both the movie and it’s poster.

 

7. Rowdy Rathore from The Replacement Killers

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

From the direction of the pointed gun to the tilt of the shades, it’s hard to spot a difference!

 

8. Mausam from Titanic

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

With the couple dancing in the background of a foreshadowed tragedy, the concept isn’t the only thing copied, so is the creativity!

 

9. Murder 2 from Bad Guy

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

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It even looks like the same set, but with better lighting.

 

10. Ramleela from Gone with the Wind

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

Sunset hues, blatant romance, it’s all the same.

 

11. Phoonk 2 from The Chaser

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

This is one dreadfully creepy “inspired” piece of art.

 

12. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara from Lords of Dogtown

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

They managed to tilt the camera slightly upwards in this one.

 

13. Ra-One from Batman Begins

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

Even SRK is a fan of Christopher Nolan’s movies.

 

14. Ghajini from The Incredible Hulk

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

If you think about it, Aamir Khan is kindof like India’s own Hulk.

 

15. Murder 3 from Jennifer’s Body

Bollywood movies posters copies from hollywood movies

Adding a rose stem doesn’t make it any less of a copy.

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