Bollywood copied Hollywood posters

Bollywood filmmakers have always turned to foreign films for inspiration. Hindi films are often criticized for the lack of creativity or originality which is missing most of the time.

There have been many instances when Bollywood filmmakers have not only used Hollywood content in fact they have even blatantly copied it. A very recent example is Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Saaho’. The entire movie, right from the song to the poster seems to be a rip off of several Hollywood films.


The amusing thing is that despite having so much talent, our filmmakers even end up copying the posters of international films. Inspiration is a different thing, here our filmmakers prefer directly lifting other’s ideas.

Here is a list of 10 Bollywood movies that have copied their posters from a Hollywood film.

10 times Bollywood copied Hollywood posters

‘Saaho’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Once the poster of ‘Saaho’ got out, it created a lot of controversies as fans were quick to point out the similarities between it and the poster of ‘Blade Runner 2049’. The question of the lack of creativity in Bollywood was also raised. ‘Saaho’ fared well at the box office but was not liked by the critics at all.

Saaho and The Blade Runner
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‘Dilwale’ and ‘The Best Of Me’

Rohit Shetty directorial ‘Dilwale’ was a super hit at the box office. But prior to its release, the film had become quite the rage online over its poster having a striking resemblance with the Hollywood flick ‘The Best Of Me’. Some even stated that ‘Dilwale’ the film too was an exact copy of ‘The Best Of Me’.

Diwale and The Best Of Me
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‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and ‘Lords of Dogtown’

Zoya Akhtar’s directorial ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ starred Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, and Kalki Koechlin. The movie was a blockbuster at the box office. But the movie was majorly mocked for having its poster copied from Catherine Hardwicke’s 2005 film ‘Lords of Dogtown’.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and The Lords of Dogtwon
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‘Murder 2’ and ‘Anti Christ’

There were multiple controversies surrounding Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer ‘Murder 2’ as the posters of the film seemed to be copied from an international film. ‘Murder 2’ poster had a sticking resemblance with the poster of a Danish film ‘Anti-Christ’.

Murder 2 and Anti Christ
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‘Ra.One’ and ‘Batman Begins’

Shah Rukh Khan’s sci-fi flick ‘Ra. One’ was criticized as its poster was a rip off of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’. ‘Ra. One’ starred Kareena Kapoor Khan opposite SRK. Check out both the film’s poster below.

Ra.One and Batman Begins
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‘Aitraaz’ and ‘The Graduate’

Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Aitraaz’ was an applaud worthy movie and made quite a name for the stars in Bollywood. But the poster of the film seemed to be a copy of the Hollywood film ‘The Graduate’.

Aitraaz and The Graduate
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‘Kites’ and ‘The Notebook’

One of the most talked-about movies of Hrithik Roshan was ‘Kites’ that introduced Hollywood actress Barbara Mori in Bollywood. But, there was another Hollywood connection in the movie as its poster seemed to be a rip off of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’ classic romantic-drama ‘The Notebook’.

Kites and The Notebook
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‘Agent Vinod’ and ‘Johnny English Reborn’

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer ‘Agent Vinod’ did not do well at the box office and to top it all it was criticized for its poster to have a striking resemblance with Oliver Parker’s ‘Johnny English Reborn’ which starred Rowan Atkinson. While ‘Johnny English Reborn’ was a super hit, ‘Agent Vinod’ on the other hand failed to impress.

Agent Vinod and Johnny English Reborn
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‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ and ‘License to Wed’

‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ was a hit amongst the audience as it managed to tickle people’s funny bones. The movie starred Ajay Devgn, Konkona Sen Sharma and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. The poster of the movie, on the other hand, grabbed attention for being similar to that of Mandy Moore, John Krasinski and Robin Williams starrer ‘License to Wed’.

Athithi Tum Kab Jaoge and License To Wed
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‘Anjaana Anjaani’ and ‘An Education’

‘Anjana Anjani’ was a critic favourite as Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra gave a stellar performance in the movie. But the film failed to impress the audience as it did not do well at the ticket window also the movie made headline for its poster being a rip off of Carrey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard’s ‘An Education’.

Anjana Anjani and An Education
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