Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood


On every Friday release, Bollywood pathetically immitates Hollywood. TopYaps is not ridiculing the Indian cinema but trying to be factual. This list of top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood is merely an insignificant component of the entire list of plagiarism in Indian movie industry. No creativity, no innovation but yeah master in one policy – CTRL+C and CTRL+V.



10. Life in A Metro (The Apartment):

Life in a Metro was majorly appreciated by viewers but only by those who have not seen “The Apartment” (1960). I am speculative that why Anurag Basu (Director of Life In A Metro) is credited as one of the most innovative directors of Bollywood. One thing is sure, he did his job very well and blatantly copied the every single scene of The Apartment (Academy Award winner of 1960).

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood

9. Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi (It Happened One Night):

A classical piracy of Mahesh Bhatt, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi is an Indian counterpart of It Happened One Night (1934), directed by Frank Capra. Bhatt has a weird habit of ripping the Hollywood flicks and later organizing a press conference to describe his “Hard Work”. It was the smoking chemistry between Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt which made it thoroughly enjoyable.

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood

8. Jism (Body Heat):

Well, this ambitious copy-paste turned into a successful movie because at the time of its release, adult and extramarital stuffs were rare for Indian cinemas. Transcription of “Body Heat” (1981), this movie was something beyond dancing and singing. Also, Pooja Bhatt proved that she has inherited the copycat quality from her father.

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood

7. Koi Mil Gaya (E.T. The Extra Terrestrial):

Spielberg, can you listen me? Indians have now jumped into the sci-fi era of movie making, a brand new experience for local folks. This movie was directed by Papa Rakesh Roshan and his darling son tried his best to act like Russell Crowe in Beautiful Mind. However, running behind the Hollywood concept, Rakesh Roshan was appreciated for making such a great copy.

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood

6. Black (The Miracle Worker):

Another black impression on Indian movies by Sanjay Leela Bhansali! Throuhgout the movie, Rani Mukherji was walking like Charlie Chaplin and desperately she was attempting to make audience cry. Mr. Bhansali, you should start working on original scripts. You copied the script and haven’t even thanked the original script writers during the opening or closing citations of the movie.

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood

5. Kyon Ki (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest):

That’s why Bollywood is far away from international movie awards. Brilliant script, brilliant direction and so-so acting but all stolen from the Oscar winning “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”, starring Jack Nicholson. Appropriately bollywoodized, this flick is about ‘mad people doing funny things’.

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood

4. Murder (Unfaithful):

Murder is the third movie from the Bhatt Camp in this list of Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood. It seems that writing an original script is like catching aliens for the the Bollywood movie directors. And yeah, just look at the speed of Mahesh Bhatt. In 2002, Unfaithful was released as an erotic drama film and very soon in 2004, Bhatt was achieving laurels for its Indian Version. Hats off to this scene-stealer!

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood

3. Sarkar (The Godfather):

No doubt, Ram Gopal Verma is an essential pillar of the Indian Cinema but when I saw the opening scene of Sarkar, I suddenly gasped, “WTF”? I mean seriously, it was a traumatizing Friday night for me when I came out from the theater after watching this movie. Ironically, Verma clarified that Sarkar was a tribute to The Godfather. Dude, certainly something is wrong with you that you are comparing this mediocre movie with the IMDB topper.

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood

2. Agneepath (Scarface):

An abortive attempt of Amitabh Bachchan to copy Al Pacino! The Indian hero gets shot eight-nine times (I think) but he survives to kick some butt in the end of the movie. I am not criticizing Mr. Bachchan, but his style and changed voice in this movie compels me to spurt these stuffs. Hoo-ah!

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood

1. Kaante (Reservoir Dogs):

Kaante generated the f**k-you attitude within me. Pathetically, it is a decent bet for your money as it is furnished by western technical standards. But lack of realism, no substance and overmuch style with copied dialogues makes it the “CRAP” version of Quentin Tarantino‘s Reservoir Dogs.

Top 10 Bollywood movies copied from Hollywood


  1. Smriti

    December 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    LOL….this one is the best article I have ever read on Internet. You guys are just amazing. Hoo-ah!! lol!!!

  2. Bhargav

    December 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Dude your title should be “Top10 bollywood movies NOT copied from hollywood”. I bet u can’t make ur list as every script of Indian movies are somehow stolen. Recently i watched The Usual Suspects and I realized that Chocolate is the copycat of this hollywood movies. Bollywood is full of fucking morons. Thanks for ur list :-)

  3. admin

    December 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    @Bhargav: thanks for the suggestion, will come up soon with “Top10 bollywood movies NOT copied from hollywood”


  4. Amit

    December 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Nice article dude… :)

  5. Kaustubh

    January 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    The credit goes to hollywood directors from whom bollywood movies are made. But where do hollywood directors copy these movies from

  6. Kaustubh

    January 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Bollywood = Hollywood Stories + Hollywood Movies

  7. Anonymous

    August 10, 2012 at 12:26 am

    You can also add Baadshah to the list. It is a scene by scene copy of “If looks could kill” ( the first half of the movie where shahrukh is mistaken for a detective) and “nick of time” (second half of the movie where he has to kill the politician).

  8. Search Ramble

    December 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    sad but true.. anyways..i enjoyed watching those films and that’s all matters to me :)

  9. Rishi

    September 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Zinda – copy of ‘Old boy’

  10. XY

    December 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    What about the greatest Indian Movie of all- Sholay? It was a copy of the Magnificent Seven (which in turn was copied from the Seven Samurai).

    Gabbar Singh was a carbon copy of the villain in “A Few Dollars More”.

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