The world of Bollywood is all about inspirations, rip-offs, and blatant copying. Over the last few years, B-town has effortlessly and shamelessly copied the content from global cinema time and again. Be it music, storyline, camera angle or poster, each and everything is just picked from a certain place and replaced with our popular faces. So much for originality, we must say.
The booming industry of Bollywood literally owes a lot of its inspiration to the West. Admiring someone’s work and getting inspired by it has always been the case but now makers have taken it to a whole new level. Such instances just make us wonder about the condition of Bollywood and for how long we can continue doing things like these.
When the poster of ‘Ra One’ or ‘Rowdy Rathore’ was launched, we couldn’t help but focus on the uncanny resemblance it shared with popular Hollywood flicks. But, for ages now, Bollywood has been copying posters without even considering the need to modify it a bit. Bringing you 20 such movie posters that are just “inspired” from Hollywood!
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
When the poster of the film was released we indeed loved it until we noticed that it has a striking resemblance to ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’. If you thought this was the first time, let us tell you ‘Baahubali’ has found its inspiration from the other side of the world multiple times.
Remember the poster of Prabhas standing tall on an elephant? Well, that was inspired by Tony Jaa’s ‘Ong Bak 2’ poster.
Yes, the movie was one of the biggest hits when it was released and people couldn’t get over the movie. But at the same time, they were also disappointed with the fact that how it looked so much like the poster of ‘Hulk’.
Well, there was nothing worthy enough to talk about this Shah Rukh Khan movie except that its poster was an exact rip-off of famous Hollywood film ‘Batman Begins’.
Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ created a buzz for a lot of reasons but one of the things was how the poster looked so much like an album cover of a Portuguese musician named Quim Barreiros. The original cover was released in 1973 showed Quim holding an accordion to hide his bare essentials.
In the case of this Shraddha Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh movie, ‘Step Up’ and ‘Face Off’ happened. Facepalm!
Yes, you guessed it right; it is a legit copy of ‘Anti Christ’.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Well, this movie did give us various friendship goals but at the same time it looked a lot similar to ‘Lords of Dogtown’.
What came first: ‘Notebook’ or ‘Kites’?
Ugly Aur Pagli
Just love the way Indian makers get away with piracy!
When art is murdered again and again! But brownie points for adding those thorns.
Remember ‘The Shield’? Yeah, you know what we are talking about!
A remake of a Telugu super flick and poster copied from ‘The Replacement Killers’. All hail India’s originality.
Is it just us or do you even see the genius mind who copied this poster from ‘An Education’?
King Arthur didn’t appreciate this for sure!
This is how you destroy a classic! Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, we love you, but this could have been avoided.
What fun copying ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’; isn’t it?
An amazing film no doubt; but the poster was copied from ‘The Graduate’.
So much difference!
P.S. To all the copycats, let’s try being original for a change.