Inspiration is an ill-judged term for Bollywood! From filmmakers,choreographers to music composers,Bollywood has a reputation of turning to Hollywood as a source for quick references and we have many examples. Here is the compilation of 20 Bollywood movie posters that will help you understand the difference between inspiration and plagiarism. So just keep scrolling and be amazed!
Bhoot got its’s mirage effect from the poster of final destination 2
Indian action film of 2012 Rowdy Rathore directed by Prabhu Deva got a fine inspiration for its poster from that of Hollywood movie “The Replacement Killers”
Aamir Khan may have to face a court case for the nude poster of PK, but his film have been tangled in some other controversy. The poster of Aamir Khan’s PK raised eyebrows and not just for the obvious reasons. The film’s poster bears alikeness to the poster of an album cover of a Portuguese musician named Quim Barreiros. The only difference is that in PK poster Aamir has been posing with an old transistor covering his bare essentials while in the album cover that was released earlier in 1973 shows Quim holding an accordion to hide his modesty .
Bipasha Basu-starrer Creature 3D had been deferred for a long time before we could get a glimpse of the film’s poster. The poster of movie Creature 3D that had been directed by Vikram Bhatt and starring Bipasha Basu and Imran Abbas Naqvi looked very much inspired from the Hollywood flick Jeepers Creepers of the year 2001 Hollywood.
O Teri was a comedy film that released in 2014 was produced by Atul Agnihotri and Alvira Khan, While the film failed to attract the desired audience, the film’s poster definitely caught everyone’s attention. The poster of movie “O Teri ” looked similar to the poster of Hollywood movie that was released in 2010 titled, The Other Guys
When Ghajini released way back in 2008, its poster made headlines for the reason that was not expected. Aamir Khan had glazed up his body with the aim of putting it at display on the poster of Ghajini, but a noteworthy similarity of it with the poster of Hulk made the proceedings sour for Aamir Khan’s fans.
The poster of Gulaal coded its colors from the poster of movie , ‘The Shield’
Agent Vinod a 2012 Indian action spy film directed by Sriram Raghavan.The movie borrows its name from the 1977 film of identical name and its poster from the Hollywood movie, Johnny English.
Subhash Ghai’s Directed movie “Aitraaz” , that got released in 2004 received positive reviews from critics. PC got a new turn in her Bollywood career for the bold avatar in which she appeared, It was praised for “a gripping edge of the drama that kept viewers glued to their seats”. But it got the theme for its poster from Hollywood movie The Graduate.
The first poster was a warning and second one is a copy.
Apart from the heartthrob look of Siddhartha, another thing we cannot forget about the film is its poster. The poster of Ek Villain has resemblance with one of the Hollywood movie, ‘Face Off ‘.
Poster of “Athithi Tum Kab Jaoge” a comedy movie starring Ajay Devgn, Konkana Sen Sharma and Paresh Rawal and the poster “Licence to Wed “of Mandy Moore, John Krasinski and Robin Williams are too identical to be ignored. Released in 2007, the poster of License to Wed has Mandy and John lying in bed with Robin Williams lying between them. The same picture has been painted by the Hindi film poster where Ajay Devgn and Konkona Sen Sharma are lying in bed with Paresh Rawal.
It’s surprising to see that Bebo’s films have made an entry into this list . Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Khanna starrer “Hulchul” bears an eye-popping resemblance with the poster of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. As in the poster of the Hollywood movie the lead pair is dressed in a wedding outfit,likewise Bebo and Akki in the poster of Hulchul are looking dressed, besides the rest of the family members are featured on the left hand side.
Emraan Hashmi starrer Murder 3 resembles a different foreign poster. the poster came up with an innovation , it has a thorn branch to fill the gap between lips. This poster looks like a rip-off of the poster of Jenniffer’s body poster .
Although Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra starrer Anjaana Anjaani didn’t come up with a story to remember, but the film’s poster seems to be portrayed in our memories because it looked like a replica of a Hollywood film An Education, starring Carrey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard. In the posters of An Education that was released in 2009, and Anjaana Anjaani that came out in 2010, both the lead pairs are lying next to each other in similar fashion.
Mallika Sherawat’s movies usually make a lot of noise for obvious reasons, but this time the actress and her film Ugly Aur Pagli with Ranvir Shorey came under the news because of its poster. The poster of Ugly Aur Pagli looked like a photo-copy of the poster of Hollywood film ‘Til Death.
We also have King Khan in our list here, his film Ra.One and its poster made headlines at the time of its release. The poster was found to be inspired by Blockbuster Hollywood film Batman Begins. Anubhav Sinha’s directed movie Ra.One featured Shah Rukh , Kareena and Arjun Rampal. The poster of Ra.One was criticized for being copied from director Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Ken Watanabe. Hake a look at difference in both the posters above.
Zoya Akhtar’s film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara may have inspired young generation to take memorable trips and enjoy holidays but the film’s poster itself seems to be inspired by other hollywood film. Check out the poster of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and you yourself will find it as a replica of Lords of Dogtown, Hollywood film that released in 2005. The ZNMD poster has a bare chested Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar walking together, while the poster of Lords of Dogtown gives us a similar look and feel.
The fascinating love story of Rose and Jack Dawson is hard to be revived, and Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor starred movie “Mausam” didn’t even tried to do that but the poster of film is similar to that of famous movie Titanic. The poster of Titanic shows Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet posing together with the picture of the ship in the foreground.Likewise, the poster of Mausam shows Shahid and Sonam posing in similar fashion with a picture in the foreground.
The poster of Mallika Sherawat’s movie Hisss that was released in 2010 is found to be strikingly iden and King Arthur, a 2004 film, are strikingly similar.From sword to mallika drapped in red cloth got seamless transition, and made headlines with this poster back then.