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
It looks like they even managed to get the same set for the photo shoot.
2. Anjaana Anjaani from An Education
Even the tie is the same!
3. Hulchul from My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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
They even copied the middle-man’s smug grin.
5. Hisss from King Arthur
That’s a pretty nice replacement for King Arthur’s sword.
6. Xpose from The Great Gatsby
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
From the direction of the pointed gun to the tilt of the shades, it’s hard to spot a difference!
8. Mausam from Titanic
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
It even looks like the same set, but with better lighting.
10. Ramleela from Gone with the Wind
Sunset hues, blatant romance, it’s all the same.
11. Phoonk 2 from The Chaser
This is one dreadfully creepy “inspired” piece of art.
12. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara from Lords of Dogtown
They managed to tilt the camera slightly upwards in this one.
13. Ra-One from Batman Begins
Even SRK is a fan of Christopher Nolan’s movies.
14. Ghajini from The Incredible Hulk
If you think about it, Aamir Khan is kindof like India’s own Hulk.
15. Murder 3 from Jennifer’s Body
Adding a rose stem doesn’t make it any less of a copy.