Plagiarism is very common for tinsel town movie makers. There are very few Bollywood movies that are not plagiarized. In Bollywood’s history, one can find several movies that are fully or partially copied from Hollywood or other regional movies. Some of the movie makers accept that the movie was copied while many simply deny the allegation stating that the movie was inspired rather than being copied from the original film. Some movie remakes were successful but many of the remakes failed to impress the audience.
List of ten worst Bollywood remakes is mentioned below.
The movie ‘Kaante’ directed by Bollywood director Sanjay Gupta was a copy of Hollywood movie ‘reservoir Dogs’ directed by Quentin Tarantino. The poster of the remake was also exactly similar to the original movie. However, the Bollywood remake failed to entertain the audience despite the presence of Superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt’s in the movie.
9. Kyon Ki
The Bollywood movie ‘Kyon Ki’ was allegedly inspired by Hollywood movie ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. The movie features Salman Khan and Kareen Kapoor in lead roles. The remake of the original movie hugely disappointed the audience and failed terribly at the box office where as the original movie beautifully brought the novel ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ to life and was a highly appreciated.
The Hindi movie ‘Zinda’ was copied from Korean movie ‘Oldboy’. Few dialogues in the remake were simply translated from the Korean version. The movie ‘Zinda’ failed at the box office, where as the original Korean movie was a huge hit.
7. Ek Ajnabee
The Hindi remake ‘Ek Ajnabee’ was a straight lift from the Hollywood movie ‘ Man on Fire’. The character of Denzel Washington was played by Amitabh Bachchan in the Hindi remake. The movie failed to recreate the magic of ‘ Man on Fire’ and bombed at box office.
6. ‘Ugly aur Pagli’
The Hindi movie ‘Ugly aur Pagli’ was one of the worst remakes in Bollywood. The movie was a copy of original Korean movie ‘My Sassy Girl’. The movie has also been remade in Hollywood with the similar name but it was way better than the Hindi version. The lead character in the Hindi version was played by Mallika Sherawat. The movie failed to create any ripples at the box office, where as the Hollywood remake was appreciated by the audience.