Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bollywood and Plagiarism: Bollywood movies find its lost brother in Hollywood

“Copying is an art to sell the shoe twice to the same customer.” I don’t know who said this line. May be me.

Hollywood movies play the role of a guide for some movie makers in Bollywood. Not only the tune of the music, bit by bit, but the scripts and screenplay of most Bollywood movies are copied from Hollywood movies. Directors like Sanjay Gupta and Vikram Bhatt are called DVD directors.
But I must say, there have been smart Bollywood movies like Aradhna(1969), Sholay(1975) Raaz(2000), Baazigar(1993), Munnabhai MBBS(2003), Rang De Basanti(2006) and Race(2008), which portrays more authenticity than the original score. Whereas, some Bollywood movies copy Hollywood movies scene by scene.
Here is a list of Bollywood movies lifted, inspired or copied from Hollywood films.

Hindi Title Year English Title Year
Aradhana 1969 To Each His Own 1946
Abhimaan 1973 A Star Is Born 1954
Khotey Sikkay 1973 The Magnificent Seven 1960
Dharmatma 1975 The Godfather 1972
Rafoo Chakkar 1975 Some Like It Hot 1959
Sholay 1975 The Magnificent Seven 1960
Karz 1980 The Reincarnation of Peter Proud 1975
The Burning Train 1980 Shinkansen Daibakuha 1975
Shaukeen 1981 Boys' Night Out 1962
Satte Pe Satta 1982 Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla 1986 12 Angry Men 1957
Khoon Bhari Maang 1988 Return to Eden 1983
Tezaab 1988 Streets of fire 1984
Agneepath 1990 Scarface 1983
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin 1991 It Happened One Night 1934
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar 1992 Breaking Away 1979
Chamatkar 1992 Blackbeard's Ghost 1968
Ek Ladka Ek Ladki 1992 Overboard 1987
Baazigar 1993 A Kiss Before Dying 1991
Khal-Naaikaa 1993 The Hand That Rocks The Cradle 1992
Yeh Dillagi 1994 Sabrina 1954
Main Khiladi Tu Anari 1994 The Hard Way 1991
Akele Hum Akele Tum 1995 Kramer vs. Kramer 1979
Yaraana 1995 Sleeping with the Enemy 1991
Criminal 1995 The Fugitive 1993
Rangeela 1995 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton 2004
Daraar & Agni Sakshi 1996 Sleeping with the Enemy 1991
Papi Gudia 1996 Child's Play 1988
Deewana Mastana 1997 What About Bob? 1991
Judwaa 1997 Twin Dragons 1992
Chor machaye shor 1997 Blue Streak 1999
Chachi 420 1998 Mrs. Doubtfire 1993
Ghulam 1998 On the Waterfront 1954
Pyar To Hona Hi Tha 1998 French Kiss 1995
Dushman 1998 Eye for an Eye 1996
Sangharsh 1999 The Silence of the Lambs 1991
Mohabbatein 2000 Dead Poets Society 1989
Josh 2000 West Side Story 1961
Bichhoo 2000 Leon: The Professional 1994
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega 2000 While You Were Sleeping 1995
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke 2000 A Walk in the Clouds 1995
Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye 2000 The Wedding Singer 1998
Ajnabee 2001 Consenting Adults 1992
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya 2001 Fatal Attraction 1987
Kyo Kii...Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta 2001 Liar Liar 1997
Kasoor 2001 Jagged Edge 1985
Awara Paagal Deewana 2002 The Whole Nine Yards 2000
Humraaz 2002 A Perfect Murder 1998
Kaante 2002 Reservoir Dogs 1992
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin 2002 Analyze This 1999
Chor Machaaye Shor 2002 Blue Streak 1999
Baadshah 1999 Nick Of Time
The Mask
Rush Hour
Mr. Nice Guy
1995
1994
1998
1997
Fareb 2005 Unlawful Entry 1992
Sauda 2005 Indecent Proposal 1993
Hum Hain Kamaal Ke See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989
Deewangee 2002 Primal Fear 1996
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai 2002 My Best Friend's Wedding 1997
Ek Chhoti Si Love Story 2002 A Short Film About Love 1998
Raaz 2002 What Lies Beneath 2000
Footpath 2003 2003 State of Grace 1990
3 Deewarein 2003 The Shawshank Redemption 1994
Inteha 2003 Fear 1996
Dhoom 2003 The Fast and the Furious, Ocean's Eleven 2001
Jism 2003 Body Heat 1981
Koi Mil Gaya 2003 2003 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982
Kucch To Hai 2003 I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997
Qayamat: City Under Threat 2003 The Rock 1996
Saaya 2003 Dragonfly 2002
Aetbaar 2004 Fear 1996
Plan 2004 Suicide Kings 1997
Hum Tum 2004 When Harry Met Sally 1989
Munnabhai MBBS 2003 Patch Adams 1998
Murder 2004 Unfaithful 2002
Musafir 2004 U-Turn 1997
Phir Milenge 2004 Philadelphia 1993
Salaam Namaste 2004 Nine Months 1995
Paap 2004 The Witness 1969
Aitraaz 2004 Disclosure 1994
Deewane Huye Pagal 2005 There's Something About Mary 1998
Ek Ajnabee 2005 Man on Fire 2004
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena 2005 Confidence 2003
Garam Masala 2005 Boeing Boeing 1965
Kyun Ki 2005 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
Sarkar 2005 The Godfather 1972
Bunty Aur Babli 2005 Bonnie & Clyde 1967
Black 2005 The Miracle Worker 1962
Main Aisa Hi Hoon 2005 I am Sam 2001
Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya? 2005 Cactus Flower 1969
Naina 2005 The Eye 2002
Zeher 2005 Out of Time 2003
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye 2006 Notting Hill 1999
Zinda 2006 Oldboy (Korean) 2003
Bas Ek Pal 2006 Carne Trémula 1997
Rang De Basanti: 2006 All My Sons
Jesus of Montreal
1948
1989
Naksha 2006 The Rundown 2003
Phir Hera Pheri 2006 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998
Alag 2006 Powder 1995
I See You 2006 Just Like Heaven 2005
Tathastu 2006 John Q 2002
Malamaal Weekly 2006 Waking Ned 1998
Aap Ki Khatir 2006 The Wedding Date 2003
Taxi No. 9211 2006 Changing Lanes 2002
The Killer 2006 Collateral 2004
Ek Ajnabee 2006 Man On Fire 2004
Krrish 2006 Paycheck 2003
Nishabd 2007 Lolita 1962
Awarapan 2007 A Bittersweet Life 2005
Chak De India 2007 Miracle 2004
Dhamaal 2007 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. 1963
Bheja Fry 2007 Diner de cons 1998
Naqaab 2007 Dot the I 2003
Speed 2007 Cellular 2004
Salaam-e-Ishq 2007 Love Actually 2003
Ta Ra Rum Pum 2007 Days of Thunder 1990
Life In A... Metro 2007 The Apartment 1960
Fool n Final 2007 Snatch 2000
Heyy Babyy 2007 Three Men and a Baby 1987
Partner 2007 Hitch 2005
The Train 2007 Derailed 2005
Manorama Six Feet Under 2007 Chinatown 1974
Welcome 2007 Mickey Blue Eyes 1999
Race 2008 2008 Goodbye Lover 1998
U me aur hum 2008 The notebook
A Moment To Remember (korean)
2004
2004
Ugly Aur Pagli 2008 My Sassy Girl 2001
Singh Is Kinng 2008 Miracles 1989
Shaurya 2008 2008 A Few Good Men 1992
God Tussi Great Ho 2008 Bruce Almighty 2003
Dostana 2008 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007
Dasvidaniya 2008 Bucket list 2007
Ghajini 2008 Memento 2000
Yuvvraaj 2008 Rain Man 1988
Dil Bole Hadippa 2009 She's the Man 2006
You may send me the name of the Hindi movies with its Hollywood counterpart.

Thanks for your time.

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