Whether it’s lyrics, stories, or outfits, the Bollywood film industry appears to be a big lover of “copying” or “being inspired” by other films and shows. So much so that Bollywood copied posters without realizing the necessity to alter them slightly to make them less visible. The posters of Bollywood movies have been a copy of several Hollywood movies for years now.
Here is a list of 25 Bollywood movie posters that have plagiarised movie posters of foreign movies,
1. Ra.One (2011)
The movie poster for Ra.One is a direct imitation of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.
2. Marjawaan from BellBottom (2021)
One of the creative Bollywood movie posters for the movie BellBottom’s song Marjaawaan, which stars Vaani Kapoor and Akshay Kumar, is strangely similar to influencer and digital creator Camille’s portrait, which she shared on Instagram.
3. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
While the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara encouraged many of us to embark on unforgettable journeys with our friends, the film’s poster appears to be based on the 2005 Hollywood picture Lords Of Dog Town. The Hollywood movie poster has been copied unapologetically.
4. Anjaana Anjaani (2010)
Starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Ranbir Kapoor, Anjaana Anjaani has a poster that is a carbon duplicate of the Hollywood film An Education. This makes us wonder if any of the posters of Bollywood movies are original.
5. Agent Vinod (2012)
The movie poster for Agent Vinod is a rip-off of Johnny English Reborn.
6. Hulchul (2004)
You cannot spot a difference between the Bollywood movie poster Hulchul and the Hollywood movie poster My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
7. Xpose (2014)
Not only the narrative, but even the movie poster for Xpose is a rip-off of The Great Gatsby, which was released in 2013.
8. Rowdy Rathore (2012)
We all know Rowdy Rathore is a copy of the Telugu film Vikramarkudu from 2006, but even the artwork isn’t original. It’s a rip-off of The Replacement Killers.
9. Aitraaz (2004)
Without a doubt, Aitraaz was a fantastic picture, but its poster is a rip-off of The Graduate, which was released in 1967.
10. PK (2014)
The movie poster for PK, made by Rajkumar Hirani, is based on a 1973 music album called Quim Barreiros.
11. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
Although Baahubali: The Beginning was a fantastic film, did you realise that the movie’s poster was based on Simon Birch? Who could have imagined that the Baahubali movie poster was copied?
12. Phoonk 2 (2010)
You’re mistaken if you believe Bollywood just plagiarises from Hollywood. Phoonk 2’s poster is a rip-off of a Korean film called The Chaser.
13. Bhoot (2003)
The poster for Bhoot, starring Urmila Matondkar and Ajay Devgn, is a rip-off of the Hollywood film Final Destination 2.
14. Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (2010)
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? poster was ripped off from the 2007 Hollywood film License to Wed.
15. Murder 3 (2013)
The movie poster for Murder 3 is a rip-off of Megan Fox’s Jennifer’s Body. So much for being innovative.
16. Hisss (2010)
Hisss’ poster is a rip-off of King Arthur, which came out in 2004.
17. Zero (2018)
Zero, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma, was a letdown. What’s more disheartening is that the film’s poster was inspired by, or rather, taken from, a French film called Un Homme La Hauteur.
18. Ghajini (2008)
While Ghajini was a box office smash, the movie’s poster was eerily similar to that of The Incredible Hulk.
19. Bhoomi (2017)
The poster for Sanjay Dutt’s film Bhoomi is a rip-off of Liam Neeson’s Grey.
20. Gulaal (2009)
Gulaal’s movie poster is based on the fifth season of the American drama series The Shield, which premiered in 2006.
21. Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
The Akele Hum movie poster Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Megan Ryan, inspired Akele Tum.
22. Ek Villain (2014)
You can’t help but notice that the movie poster for Ek Villain is a rip-off of the 2006 Hollywood dance movie Step Up.
23. Kites (2010)
The Hrithik Roshan starrer, Kites resembles The Notebook a little too much in the poster.
24. Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005)
Aashiq Banaya Aapne’s poster was influenced by the South Korean film 3-Iron. As we can see Bollywood copied posters with their eyes closed.
25. Mausam (2011)
Bollywood Mausam’s poster resembles the poster of the Hollywood fan-favorite movie Titanic.