Plagiarism or Inspiration? Has Bollywood run out of ideas?

Movies | | August 16, 2013, 1:20 pm
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Spot the difference between Abhishek Bachchan-starrer 'Drona' and 'Prince of Persia Game'.

Spot the difference between Abhishek Bachchan-starrer 'Drona' and 'Prince of Persia Game'.

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The poster of 'Hisss' was a replica of 'King Arthur', eh?

The poster of 'Hisss' was a replica of 'King Arthur', eh?

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Murder 2 Vs Anti Christ: The second poster of 'Murder 2' was also inspired from that of 'Anti Christ'. Take a look at the hands coming out from the tree bark. Even though the original poster doesn't feature the stars, the basic idea remains the same.

Murder 2 Vs Anti Christ: The second poster of 'Murder 2' was also inspired from that of 'Anti Christ'. Take a look at the hands coming out from the tree bark. Even though the original poster doesn't feature the stars, the basic idea remains the same.

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The first look of Aamir Khan's 'Dhoom 3' is believed to be a rip off of 'The Dark Knight' series. While the uncanny resemblance the poster share with a still from The Dark Knight series has left many Aamir's ardent fans dejected, the concept of Bollywood filmmakers lifting ideas from their Hollywood counterparts is not new.

The first look of Aamir Khan's 'Dhoom 3' is believed to be a rip off of 'The Dark Knight' series. While the uncanny resemblance the poster share with a still from The Dark Knight series has left many Aamir's ardent fans dejected, the concept of Bollywood filmmakers lifting ideas from their Hollywood counterparts is not new.

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Heroine Vs The Emancipation of Mimi: A cursory glance was enough to validate the semblance with the promotional snaps that were taken of singer Mariah Carey for her album 'The Emancipation of Mimi'. Agreed, Kareena looks stunning as she struck that seductive pose, but those who have seen Mariah's snaps would agree she was copying the international singer.

Heroine Vs The Emancipation of Mimi: A cursory glance was enough to validate the semblance with the promotional snaps that were taken of singer Mariah Carey for her album 'The Emancipation of Mimi'. Agreed, Kareena looks stunning as she struck that seductive pose, but those who have seen Mariah's snaps would agree she was copying the international singer.

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Murder 3 Vs Jennifer's Body: The first look of 'Murder 3' was surprisingly similar to the poster of the horror comedy 'Jennifer's Body' which starred Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried. The blood oozing from luscious lips is enough to confirm the resemblance.

Murder 3 Vs Jennifer's Body: The first look of 'Murder 3' was surprisingly similar to the poster of the horror comedy 'Jennifer's Body' which starred Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried. The blood oozing from luscious lips is enough to confirm the resemblance.

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Daddy Cool Vs Death At A Funeral: Even though the reports suggested the film 'Daddy Cool' was a rip-off of the Hollywood venture 'Death At A Funeral', the makers denied the plagiarism charges. This despite the poster and storyline bearing complete resemblance with the original project.

Daddy Cool Vs Death At A Funeral: Even though the reports suggested the film 'Daddy Cool' was a rip-off of the Hollywood venture 'Death At A Funeral', the makers denied the plagiarism charges. This despite the poster and storyline bearing complete resemblance with the original project.

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Anjaana Anjaani Vs An Education, Adam, A Walk On The Moon: If 'Anjaana Anjaani' grabbed the critics' attention it wasn't just because the impressive cast - Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor. But it was also because of the fact that the poster was skeptically similar to the posters of 'An Education', 'Adam' and 'A Walk On The Moon'.

Anjaana Anjaani Vs An Education, Adam, A Walk On The Moon: If 'Anjaana Anjaani' grabbed the critics' attention it wasn't just because the impressive cast - Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor. But it was also because of the fact that the poster was skeptically similar to the posters of 'An Education', 'Adam' and 'A Walk On The Moon'.

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Hulchul Vs My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Inspired, copied or was this just a mere co-incidence? Well, the poster of  Kareena Kapoor-Akshaye Khanna 'Hulchul' was a lift from that of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'.

Hulchul Vs My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Inspired, copied or was this just a mere co-incidence? Well, the poster of Kareena Kapoor-Akshaye Khanna 'Hulchul' was a lift from that of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'.

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Kites Vs The Notebook: Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori made headlines for their crackling chemistry in 'Kites' which reportedly didn't go down well with the actor's wife Suzanne Roshan. Interestingly, the film also earned popularity for its poser which looked similar to the poster of Hollywood project 'The Notebook'. 'The Notebook' poster featured Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, James Garner and others.

Kites Vs The Notebook: Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori made headlines for their crackling chemistry in 'Kites' which reportedly didn't go down well with the actor's wife Suzanne Roshan. Interestingly, the film also earned popularity for its poser which looked similar to the poster of Hollywood project 'The Notebook'. 'The Notebook' poster featured Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, James Garner and others.

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Vs Lords of Dogtown: Take a look at the posters of 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' (2011) and 'Lords of Dogtown' (2005) and you wouldn't be able to draw much difference. Both the posters look the same that you would be wondering who is the hero of which film. The first film had Hrithk Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol in prominent roles while the second featured Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch and Victor Rasuk in the lead roles.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Vs Lords of Dogtown: Take a look at the posters of 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' (2011) and 'Lords of Dogtown' (2005) and you wouldn't be able to draw much difference. Both the posters look the same that you would be wondering who is the hero of which film. The first film had Hrithk Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol in prominent roles while the second featured Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch and Victor Rasuk in the lead roles.

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Mausam Vs Titanic: Does the romantic posture remind you of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 'Titanic'? Yes, right? While the poster put forth the similarity, the Bollywood film failed to match up to the brilliance of James Cameron's project.

Mausam Vs Titanic: Does the romantic posture remind you of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 'Titanic'? Yes, right? While the poster put forth the similarity, the Bollywood film failed to match up to the brilliance of James Cameron's project.

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Ra.One Vs Batman Begins: In addition to 'Ra.One' failing at meeting viewers' expectations, the movie was also slammed for the poster bearing uncanny resemblance with 'Batman Begins' poster. Christopher Nolan's film starred Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Ken Watanabe.

Ra.One Vs Batman Begins: In addition to 'Ra.One' failing at meeting viewers' expectations, the movie was also slammed for the poster bearing uncanny resemblance with 'Batman Begins' poster. Christopher Nolan's film starred Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Ken Watanabe.

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Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Vs License To Wed: Much like other films 'Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?' was also caught in the poster controversy. Take a look at the poster of the film 'License To Wed'.

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Vs License To Wed: Much like other films 'Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?' was also caught in the poster controversy. Take a look at the poster of the film 'License To Wed'.

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Murder 2 Vs Bad Guy: While Jacqueline Fernandez looks stunning as sits straight and holds a mirror reflecting Emraan Hasmi, she does copy the woman featured in the poster of a Korean film titled 'Bad Guy'.

Murder 2 Vs Bad Guy: While Jacqueline Fernandez looks stunning as sits straight and holds a mirror reflecting Emraan Hasmi, she does copy the woman featured in the poster of a Korean film titled 'Bad Guy'.