As the adage goes “First they laugh, then they copy” holds completely true in the case of these Bollywood film posters. These film posters were heavily ‘inspired’ from these Hollywood and South films.
In a blatant attempt to copy the film’s posters, the makers tweaked the Bollywood film poster a little here and there thinking it could trick the audiences but the fans, obviously have outsmarted the producers of the film.
Have a look at these film posters to have a glimpse of the times these filmmakers have fooled their audiences by their clever act.
Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist, Amir Khan, also couldn’t escape the plagiarism checkpoint when his film PK hit the floor in 2014. The film’s poster is copied from 1973’s film Quim Barreiros.
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Kangana made the air about her film’s poster has been accused of being copied from an artist’s work. Flora Borsi, a photographer called out on the film’s producer for plagiarising her work without her prior permission.
The film released in 20015 and became the seventh-highest-grossing Indian film globally. Baahubali’s film poster was accused of gaining its artistic inspiration from Simon Birch, a Hollywood film.
Even Anand L Rai’s film Zero could not escape the copy remarks. The film’s poster is resembling the French-Belgian film Up For Love. The film starred superstar Shah Rukh Khan alongside Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
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The film’s director Shashank Khaitan drew flak after people pointed out that the film’s poster drew stark similarities to a Telegu film Garam starring Adah Sharma and Aadi Pudipeddi. the film released in 2017 starring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.
Director Vishesh Bhatt’s Murder 3 took the centerstage of drama after the poster was first released. The poster instantly reminded us of the Hollywood film Jennifer’s Body, a horror-comedy starring Megan Fox.
Mahesh Bhatt’s Jalebi released in September 2018. It made headlines for its uncanny resemblance to an iconic Korean war photograph. Actress Rhea Chakraborty and Varun Mitra performed a kissing scene on a train creating the exact same shot from the iconic photograph.