Bollywood must come up with originality. Here are Hollywood films and scenes which the Indian film industry’s directors and producers blatantly copied .
1. Desi Khal Drogo
Chakravartin Ashok Samrat was one series that was constantly alleged of being too similar to Game of Thrones. The former proved everyone right when Prince Dastan who looks more like a Behaal Drogo made his appearance on the show. What’s next? Sakshi Tanvar as Khaleesi?
2. Aabra Ka Daabra – Harry Potter meets Parle G
The plot, the characters, the ‘castle’ are all very similar to the Harry Potter series. If that wasn’t enough, it is also filled with crappy visual effects, awkward acting and horrendous music. To top it all? It was in 3D!
3. Superman and Spider-woman?
Featuring Govinda as Superman and Kimi Katkar as Spider-woman (because why not?) this video looks as real as Nicki Minaj’s booty. Hell, at least the latter doesn’t induce hysterical laughter! This is one big disaster.
4.The Great Xpose? The Xpose Gatsby?
Yep. Himesh Reshammiya copied scenes from Leonardo Di Capro’s The Great Gatsby and failed miserably as can be seen here.
5. Sorry, Heath Ledger!!!
C.I.D’s appalling version of the famous Joker was bad enough to make the great actor, Heath Ledger toss and turn in his grave!
Did he really think that his part video-game character, part sociopath of a superhero could compare with the Batman? We lost some faith in SRK when this happened.
7.Phantom’s Fail Copy
Apart from being a miserable failure at the box office, turns out the first look poster of the film was copied from 2011 hit video game poster Homefront. Good job, Kabir Khan!
8.SRK Strike Two
Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dilwale’s poster was a blatant copy of the 2014 Hollywood drama The Best Of Me, so much so, that they even copied the outfits.
9. SRK Strike Three!
We’re pretty sure you’ve already seen the first look of SRK and Anushka Sharma starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal. While we’re pretty sure the movie is going to be the exact copy of our favourite ’90s rom-com When Harry Met Sally, the name of the film was copied (and Hindi-fied). In fact, they didn’t even bother changing SRK’s name in the movie.
Remember Aamir Khan’s buffed up look in Ghajini? The loss of memory and his path of vengeance against the criminal Ghajini? You might have been impressed with the not-so-photographic memory of Aamir Khan. In reality, the movie was heavily inspired and copied from the Hollywood film ‘Memento’. Guy Pierce also suffers from the same memory loss and tracks down a guy who murdered his wife, after raping her.