Copy and paste are easy, Ctrl+ C and then Ctrl+ V. It is not a secret that Bollywood has been copying Hollywood. There are many examples regarding this.
Here are top 10 examples of copycat Bollywood movies.
Life In A Metro
" (2007)/"The Apartment" (1960)
“Life In A Metro” is considered a game-changer in the world of Bollywood. The film was appreciated by everyone, but only a few had the idea that the film was copied from the Hollywood movie “The Apartment” (1960).
, the director of the movie, is a highly credited movie director. He copied the scenes of the Academy Award winning movie and presented it to the audience.
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
" (2002)/"My Best Friend’s Wedding" (1997)
Everyone can see that the title itself gives out the same meaning. That’s a small step. After watching the movie, you will realise that the plot is also the same. The only thing that was different is the gender of the protagonist. This '' romantic movie was a hit when it was released in 2002. The director also said that he only copied the title and the plot. Well, I guess there is nothing more left to do.
" (2005)/"The Miracle Worker" (1962)
This '' and '
' starrer was a wonderful work by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
only to be realised later that it was a copy of Hollywood movie, The Miracle Worker. Both the movies depict about a stubborn teacher and the teacher’s struggle to help a deaf and blind girl to overcome challenges in her life.
" (2007)/"Hitch" (2005)
' made people laugh with their comic timing in the movie Partner. Salman Khan acted as a “Love Guru” just like acted as a professional date doctor. Both had a problem in getting a particular girl which threatened their reputation. The movies shared the plot, shared the climax and also were a good comedy movie for the audience.
The title of both the films somewhat means one and the same thing. ‘Godfather’ means a mob boss or someone’s guardian while ‘Sarkar’ describes a person of authority or a boss. The plot is also similar. Both movies describe a mafia leader and his fall due to a conspiracy by his men which result in their son standing up to defend his father. Though, Sarkar is nowhere close to one of the greatest film, it surely is a great copy of the original masterpiece.
"Deewangee" (2002)/"Primal Fear" (1996)
Deewangee starring Ajay Devgn and
and Primal Fear is about a murder, a courtroom trial, one of the best lawyers handling the case, split personality and a twist ending. Both the movies were massive hits when they were released during their time. Ironically, the villain of both the movies was nominated in their respective cinematic world.
God Tussi Great Ho
" (2008)/"Bruce Almighty" (2003)
The most famous case of copying from Hollywood, God Tussi Great Ho was a true copy of Bruce Almighty. Salman Khan demanded an explanation from God for the injustice done to him and his miserable life. God appears before him and grants him his powers. Eventually, there is chaos in the world as he was unable to control his powers. Same thing happened with
in the original. While Bruce Almighty was loved by the audience, God Tussi Great Ho was a disaster.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
" (2012)/"What Happens In Vegas" (2008)
The fresh pair of
Kareena Kapoor Khan
was brought to the audience with the plot similar to the 2008 movie ‘What happens in Vegas’. The plot of both the movies is about a drunken night and a marriage and the decision to divorce. But when they decide to divorce, there are many surprises in store for them. What Happens In Vegas starred
Bunty Aur Babli
" (2005)/"Bonnie and Clyde" (1967)
Robbery and story of the con artist are what makes up the plot of both the movies. Bunty Aur Babli is the reply to the famous Hollywood movie Bonnie And Clyde. The Hollywood romantic movie captivated the audience when it was released. The Indian version was a hilarious gift to the audience. While a major portion of both the movies was similar, the climax was completely different. It is better not to reveal everything here.
"Do Kaliyan" (1968)/"The Parent Trap" (1961)
Do Kaliyan, and The Parent Trap is a story about twins who meet each other after many years. They decide to switch places and work to reunite their parents. Do Kaliyan was a copy of 1961 release, The Parent Trap which was also remade in Hollywood in 1998 by the same name. Both the movies were a hit among the masses.
reprised the famous role of Hayley Mills in Do Kaliyan.