'Inspired' movie posters that deserve a slow clap
Actor Irrfan Khan has claimed that the makers of megastar Rajinikanth's film ‘Kabali’ have stolen their poster idea from the Bollywood star’s upcoming thriller ‘Madaari’. Talking about the similarities, Irrfan said, “We are small filmmakers, I saw that Rajinikanthji's film stole the poster of our film. You see his film's poster and see our film's poster. No big deal about it. Watch his film and watch our film, too."
Loyal fans of Rajinikanth came to his rescue saying that it was a fan-made poster. However, one of the many ‘official’ Kabaali posters also happens to be a copy of 2012 Philippine film ‘Tik Tik’.
Kabir Khan's Indo-Pak drama 'Phantom' may have ruffled a few feathers with its story line, but the same could not be said for its poster which sought inspiration from the American war drama 'Homefront'.
Ahead of Anushka Sharma's 'NH 10' release, we came across this collectible which has an uncanny resemblance to the films' motion poster. It seems to have borrowed several elements from from Mondo's (a collectible boutique) version of the 'Black Widow' movie art.
The makers recently released 'Roy' poster which has Ranbir Kapoor facing the skyline. All suited up, holding a briefcase and a cigarette, the actor looked quite similar to Christian Grey from '50 Shades of Grey'. Your thoughts?
Varun Dhawan completely outgrew his chocolate boy image for this loud 'Badlapur' poster. Some fans and haters had been circulating this image that shows some similarities between Varun's poster and that of Hollywood movie '300'.
Although the 'Badlapur' poster may not be a copy of the '300' poster, it still bore some resemblance to a very prominent scene from the movie. We found another movie poster that also had an equally angry man, yelling his lungs out in the film, 'The Wolverine'.
Aamir Khan's poster for Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK' had created a storm on the internet. But the daring poster may have taken some inspiration from the 1973 album art of Portuguese musician Quim Barreiros.
'Ek Villain', starring Shraddha Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh also bore striking similarities to the John Travolta and Nicholas Cage film 'Face Off'. Earlier, similarities were drawn between the movie's first poster and 'Step Up'.
Although not a total rip off, one has to agree that the 'Ek Villain' poster featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor did have some similarities to Hollywood film, 'Step Up'.
The poster of Himesh Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh starrer 'The Xpose' has an unmistakable resemblance to 'The Great Gatsby' poster which featured Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead.
Call it lack of originality, laid-back attitude or a publicity stunt, but resemblance in the name of inspiration has gone too far in Bollywood.
'Anjaani Anjaani' vs. 'An Education'- Directed by Siddharth Anand, 'Anjaana Anjaani' is a romantic film set in New York and San Francisco, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Around the same time Nick Hornby's, 'An Education' was going to
Mohit Suri's 'Murder 2' copied 'Anti Crist' creepy tree poster and found success at the box office.
A minute look at the 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' poster indeed does reflect a similar outline of the French war adventure film 'Special Forces'.
Hulchal's poster is an exact rip off of the hollywood flick, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'. The poster looks exactly similar and is without doubt an unabashed imitation of the former.
Spot the differences? 'Atithi tum kab jaoge' movie poster inspired from 'License to wed'.
Bollywood big budget film, 'Ra One' looked up to Hollywood's bankable superheroes for some much needed inspiration.
Bollywood film 'Gulaal' (2009) poster copied from an American drama television series 'The Shield' starring Michael Chiklis.
Lo Behold! The poster of Himesh's movie, 'Damadamm' is blatantly copied from a MAD magazine cover featuring Justin Beiber.
Blockbuster 'Titanic' seems to be source material for Bollywood romantic drama 'Mausam', starring Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.
The Murder franchise's third installment committed uncredited imitation yet again, this time they copied Megan Fox's lips from the 'Jennifer's Body' poster.
Bollwood movie featuring Akshay Kumar, 'Rowdy Rathore' seems took cues from blockbuster movie 'The Replacement Killers'.
'Taalash' movie poster resembles Tom Cruise's 'Mission Impossible' movie poster. Well, we wonder what Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan had to say about this.
The poster of Kites was inspired from the famous Hollywood movie, 'The Notebook'.
Replacing sword with skimpy clad Mallika Sherawat did little make the 'Hisss' poster look any bit original.
You thought the poster of Zindagi Na milegi Dobara was hot? Here is a fact. The poster of the movie was inspired from the Hollywood film, 'Lords of Dogtown'.