One needs guts to copy a film by someone like Krzysztof Kieslowski, but Shashilal Nair committed the mistake in 'Ek Chotisi Love Story', which was based on 'A Short Film About Love'.
Director Raj N Sippy's 'Satte Pe Satta' was about seven brothers who lived on a large farmhouse. Those who have seen 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' would easily find out the similarities.
The look and feel of 'Murder 3' was startlingly similar to 'Jennifer's Body' starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by Vishesh Bhatt, 'Murder 3' featured Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari and Mona Lizza in the lead roles.
'The Miracle Worker' was made in 1962, but it found a refection in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2005 film 'Black'. 'The Miracle Worker' was based on the biography of Helen Keller.
The makers of 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' faced a lot of criticism for copying the poster of 'Lords of Dogtown'. The former starred Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan in the lead while the latter was centered on a versatile actor like Heath Ledger.
Sanjay Gupta's 'Kaante' wasn't an original concept as it reconstructed the plots from Quentin Tarantino's highly acclaimed film 'Reservoir Dogs'.
Loosely based on 'Disclosure', Bollywood film 'Aitraaz' showcased a man who was accused of sexual harassment. Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor starred in the Hindi film, while Michael Douglas and Demi Moore set the screen on fire in the English one.
'Barfi' faced flakes from everyone for plagiarising content from Hollywood films. From 'The Adventurer' to 'Singing in the Rain', it lifted scenes from several films.
Steven Spielberg's 'ET' (1982) changed the game for sci-fi films in Hollywood. Bollywood director Rakesh Roshan tried something similar with 'Koi Mil Gaya' in 2003.
'Qayamat: City Under Threat' had a premise which looked like the extension of Hollywood film 'The Rock'.
'The Usual Suspects' has inspired filmmakers through-out the world, and Indian filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is one of them. Agnihotri's 'Chocolate' was copied from 'The Usual Suspects'.
Tusshar Kapoor starrer 'Kucch To Hai' was based on hit Hollywood thriller 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. 'Kucch To Hai' met with a bad fate at the box-office.
The makers tried to remain true to the original story of 'The Italian Job' in 'Players', but they failed badly, and the film turned out to be a flop show.
Lawrence Kasdan redefined the term neo-noir with 1981 film 'Body Heat'. It featured William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Richard Crenna in the central roles. Pooja Bhatt's 'Jism' was inspired from 'Body Heat'. 'Jism' established Bipasha and John in the Hindi film industry.
Hollywood has always been an inspiration for the Hindi film industry. However, sometimes the Hindi film directors take the meaning of inspiration too literally. Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Ek Ajnabee' was hugely inspired from 2004 film 'Man On Fire', which had Denzel Washington in the lead.