7 Times Bollywood Movies Copied From Hollywood


Bollywood, is one of the biggest film industries in the world and every year, a large number of Hindi movies are released. This often leads to writers and directors copying plots and ideas from other film industries, especially Hollywood.

Here are some of the Bollywood movies that are directly copied from Hollywood:

1. Pyar To Hona Hi Tha (1998) – French Kiss (1995)

This Kajol and Ajay Devgan starrer completely copied the plot of the film French Kiss where a woman chases her unfaithful fiance to another country and falls for a conman.

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2. Action Replayy (2010) – Back To The Future (1985)

Action Replayy heavily borrowed the main plot of Back to the Future where a son goes back in time to fix his parent’s marriage.

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3. Salaam-e-Ishq (2007) – Love Actually (2003)

Salaam-e-Ishq exactly copied the Hollywood Rom-Com Love Actually fully decked with multiple simultaneous love stories, which were exactly the same.

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4. Dasvidaniya (2008) – Bucket list (2007)

This Vinay Pathak starrer is a tearjerker which borrowed the theme from the Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson starrer Hollywood film which involves fulfilling bucketlist before impending death.

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5. Partner (2007) – Hitch (2005)

This Govinda and Salman Khan film heavily borrowed ideas and plot from Will Smith’s Hitch where he plays a ‘love doctor’.

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6. Players(2012) – The Italian Job (2003)

This multistarrer Bollywood film copied the movie The Italian Job in its entirety, from the plot to the minutest of details.

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7. Munnabhai MBBS (2003)- Patch Adams (1998)

Now matter how amazing Munnabhai MBBS might have been, the truth is, it is heavily ‘inspired’ from Robin Williams starrer Patch Adams.

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While we understand that good ideas are hard to find, but perhaps it’s time that instead of plots, Bollywood copied the lesson of “quality over quantity” from Hollywood.

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