Some of the top Bollywood flicks are COPIES !

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It seems Bollywood is taking the Chinese route to success. Have a keen look at some Bollywood's recent flicks, and you'll find most of them more or less copies of either foreign or regional films. Let me highlight the top three Bollywood movies that ruled the box office for weeks.....

Dhoom 2
I'm not saying that the whole movie is a spoof. But there were rumours that stunt artists were called in from Hollywood. Have a look at the last part of the film when Abhishek Bachhan and Uday Chopra chase Hrithik Roshan on a bike. If you have seen Mission Impossible 2, you'll know better what's going on. The moves have been literally copied. The only difference is, in this movie, two heroes chase a vilian, while in Mission Impossible 2, only Ethan Hunt(Tom Cruise) was by chased Sean Ambrose(Dougray Scott) and Ethan was the hero. A big blow for Hindi action fans!

I can say this film has reached the pinacle of copying! It's just the hind version of Hitch, the Will Smith starrer. In this movie Salman Khan plays the Love-Guru. This movie is fully the same, only that Govinda plays a much comic role. The rest, including the gimmicks, are the same. It's surprising how a director like David Dhawan can accept such a movie. But the humour is comparatively better(now that is some David Dhawan stuff!).

A typical Sanjay Gupta movie, which he claims is in loving memory of one of his favourite South Korean films, Oldeboy, has some scenes exactly same as Oldeboy, especially the blood spilling on the keyboard(sounds pretty violent, doesn't it?). The story, the scenes, the bloodshed, almost the same. Although this movie didn't make it that big, its music was awesome. Overall, this action flick atleast captured some attention.

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8 Responses:

footiam on December 4, 2007 at 8:49 PM

NOt everyone can copy that well. Should admire Bollywood for that. Hollywood did copy movies from Europe , Hong Kong and other places too.

Joel on December 24, 2007 at 4:44 PM

Isn't the name(Bollywood) itself is a copy of Hollywood?

Medilogy on December 24, 2007 at 7:58 PM

Haha being from India I can totally relate to this issue. Many storylines are copies of popular hollywood films. The directors do a good job of putting the film together and that is one thing I respect but the fact that they are copied annoys me so much sometimes. Anyway I wont criticize them too much the industry is slowly growing and maybe one day movies wont be copied as much because I already see changes and improvisations coming on the bollywood scene.

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Nuke on July 18, 2008 at 8:19 AM

Bollywood has been copying hollywood ever since it began..
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Anonymous on July 31, 2008 at 8:49 AM

indians can't think and aren't very creative people. they just copy everything else in the world....moies, foods, fashion, culture, ....i mean everything.
My relatives in india don't even know mostof the movies they watch there are actually copies of hollywood ignorant, eh?
They are just stupid little shits.

Anuradha Khanna on September 27, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Mr anonymous, it's true that a lot of movies are copies or so-called inspirations. It's even true that many aren't aware that the movies are copied. But it would have been great if you would have studied about India before making such offensive and strong commments.

You can't generalise things like this. It hurts the sentiments of people who belong to this country.

Copying food? fashion? culture? hello... so you want to say the hundreds of Indian recipes aren't truly Indian? Tell us which country created all those dishes, the Indian traditional outfits and all.

There's a difference between globalisation and being creative.

devdutt / whoever owns this blog, aren't you reading the comments on your blog?

Visor on September 28, 2008 at 7:43 AM

Thanks Anuradha for the plug and the push!

Mr.Anonymous, although many of the movies are copies, you just can't say everything that is Indian is a copy. In fact, there are others who copy our culture, fashion or even food. Indians all over the world are known for their creativity and intelligence, and the most important thing - tolerance. Maybe that's why your comment still exists here.

From your talk, one can make out that either there's some misunderstanding, or you're totally against India...

Hope you recover soon....