Be it movie plots, music, posters or character names, copying is not a new business for Bollywood. There have been many times when Bollywood imitated Hollywood. In some of the movie, the central idea is same while in some, the whole plot is copied without any creativity and innovation. While our Bollywood directors call it ‘inspiration’, some people look at it as blatant plagiarism. While some ‘inspired’ movies get successful at box office, there are some which fail miserably. Here, take a look at some of these.
1. Kucch To Hai – Horror Nights
Starring Tusshar Kapoor, Isha Deo and Anita Hassanandani, Kucch To Hai was the remake of Hollywood movie, I Know What You Did Last Summer.
The movie was a big flop and got just 4.3/10 ratings on IMDb.
2. Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai – MY Best Friend’s Wedding
As one can guess from the name (which is the Hindi translation), Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai was based on the Hollywood movie, My Best Friend’s Wedding. The movie failed to spell its charm at the box office.
3. Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke – A Walk in the Clouds
Forget dhaai-akshar, the real-life couple failed to display the one-fourth of their love story on screen. Copied from Hollywood classic, A Walk in the Clouds’, the movie was highly disappointing.
4. God Tussi Great Ho – Bruce Almighty
Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra starer God Tussi Great Ho was copied from Bruce Almighty starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston. However, the director claimed that the film was inspired by a folktale about a Brahmin boy.
5. Qayamat – The Rock
Inspired from 1996 The Rock, this Bollywood movie revolves around Ajay Devgn and Aashish Chaudhary who save Mumbai from attacks just like in The Rock from Arbaaz Khan and Sanjay Kapoor.
6. Deewane Huye Pagal – There’s Something About Mary
1998 There’s Something About Mary was one of the biggest hits in the Hollywood but it’s Bollywood version Deewane Huye Pagal, where Shahid Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal try to woo Rimi Sen, couldn’t impress Indian audience much.
7. Taxi No. 9211 – Changing Lanes
Starring John Abraham and Nana Patekar, Taxi No. 9211 was a copy of Ben Affleck and Samuel Jackson’s Changing Lanes.
8. The xpose – Great Gatsby
Though the plot of Himesh Reshammiya’s super flop movie, The Expose was not copied, its poster had an uncanny similarity to Oscar-winning, The Great Gatsby.
9. Ra.One – Batman
This famous poster of Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One was inspired (or better we say copied) from the poster of Batman.
10. Murder 3 – Jennifer’s Body
The sultry and seducing poster of Murder 3, bears resemblance to Megan Fox’s Jennifer’s Body poster.