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Friday, February 29, 2008

Plagiarism in Bollywood

I Love Cinema.
I Hate Copying.
Hence,Bollywood is mine target.

I will remind all of you from where word "Bollywood" comes.
It originates from this equation-
Our Bollywood truly works on this equation.Take a movie from Hollywood and carbon copy it in Bombay(now Mumbai).

Bollywood represent India everywhere in world due to its huge market base.Those who know about cinema will be critical of these lines.I am also critical of it but it is brutal truth.Bollywood is not the face of Indian Cinema but merely an ugly part.Practically,it is quoted as an film industry because it produces 600-800 films per year.Ideally,99% films are foreign films wrapped in Indian format for recreation of viewers.Only 1% films are original or adapted.Rest of all copied from Hollywood,Tollywood or Korean Cinema.
We,Indian Viewers do not either feel shame or anger on our films due to our ignorance.Most of our commercial movies are copycat of Hollywood blockbusters.Bollywood do not even pick any rare known movie for copying.Xerox copy of hit movies are made without any fear of copyrights.Scene by scene copying is the trademark of our movies.If censor board does not exist,then even sex,love and violent scenes can be copied without any concern for Indian viewers.
Music is also picked from English albums for soundtracks,but its Bollywood.Nothing is impossible here.On questioning men involved in it,a simple line is answer.Original movie is just n
Inspiration,nothing else.Everything can be justified on the basis of it.
I will now categorize Bollywood Movies in 3 parts.Each part have its own distinctive features.

These are genuine movies inspired from another movies.These movies acknowledge their recreation of old movie in new way.Sarkar attributes its inspiration from classic Godfather1 and Godfather2.Inspired director and producer either remake the old films or uses its theme material.Creative directors like Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee often used theme material of English classic to make films with social message.I cannot even remember the name of such movies. If you remember it ,then acknowledge me in comments column.

Adaption word is used by me where our movie is based on material previously published or produced in another medium.Like literature and theater are two primary sources of adapted movies.Novels,short stories and even poems provide enough material to make a loose script for a movie.Theater is the source of parallel cinema in Indian Cinema.It is the base of all good aristic movies.Irony of Bollywood is that it demands for star rather than an actor.Filmmaker like Shyam Benegal,Vishal Bhardwaj & Gulzar had taken literature and theater as working ground for their few masterpieces.

3-Ditto Copy:
Plenty of material is beside me to write about junk.This junk is like pile of garbage so nuisance beyond our capacity to neglect it.Again and again,same trend of putting a superb plot of Hollywood movie in ours cinema through Bollywood.
According to Screenwriter-director Anurag Kashyap "
Our screenwriters have always been taken for granted, I have so many original scripts no producer wants to touch. They prefer to play safe, making remakes of Hollywood hits. Hopefully, this case will force Indian producers to buy the rights of films and books before copying them."
List of the movie is endless.Whole Bollywood is full of moneylenders and mafia,no artist is there.There is a website devoted to acknowledge original source code of a Bollywood movies.
Before watching any annoying Bollywood,just check its originality from here.This is the link of the website.

I will pen down the name of these movies in my next posting,Till then ,any comment and suggestion are welcome.


  1. well what are u saying is not some thing unknown. every body lesser or more has opinion on this. now u r talking about bollywood's copying market. what other option they might have , they are serving what people want to see on big screen,people like us , it not the thing that there is no original class cinema left in india for that every year national awards have been awarded but its the nasty shame that on mess table we feel highly diligent n proud to discuss oscar awards not the odd national awards for magnificent contribution in indian cinema

    now i wont be agree that in the fact creativity and talent is not in the indian blood , because india had legendary mr Satyajit Ray awarsded with honorary oscar & many more, but again is highly spiteful that india talent has always been recognized by outsiders whether if it would be the case of mr ray or arundhati roy or dr hargobind khurana

    i guess it the time to see ourself in which direction we are going n what we want. i dnt when we leave these hypocrisies and would sure admit what a person actually wants good or bad but a clear choice.

    anyways i quite liked this post , atleast it is coming with a positive message to feel some thing about ourselves. but i feel some contrast would have been given to the cause like i said cine market and sinking mentality of indian audience
    anyways good work and keep it flowing

  2. Nothing new in this post!!
    And 1 thing wrong was that you shud have acknowledged the good works of actors and music directors like Burman da,,etc
    Keep it balanced samjhe.

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