Kangana Ranaut's latest movie Judgementall Hai Kya is receiving wide applauds from all corners. But it came as a shocker when Flora Borsi, a freelance artist, based out of Hungary, accused the makers of plagiarising her artwork and using it as the poster of their movie.
However, this is not the first time that a movie poster has outrightly been copied. Our industry is booming and undoubtedly we owe a lot of inspiration from the West.
For filmmmakers, getting 'inspired' is unavoidable and it is quite evident in many films in Bollywood, Tamil or even Malayalam. Today, Onmanorama list out a few movies along with the posters that has uncanny resemblence to another, a likely original. We don't want to argue the case by writing but take a look at the visial proofs we have:
June (2019) likely from To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Chapters (2012) likely from Closer (2004)
Kabali (2016) likely from Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012) Madaari (2016)
One just one, but we found out two posters. For the unknown, TikTik is a Filipino action horror comedy.
Baahubali (2015) most likely from Simon Birch (1998)
Thuppakki (2012) poster resembles that of An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Aamir’s poster looks like a rip-off of a poster released in 1973 by a Portuguese musician named Quim Barreiros.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) poster seems to be a copy from Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Zero (2018) from Up For Love (2016)
Up For Love is a French-Belgium movie titled 'Un homme à la hauteur'.
Rowdy Rathore (2012) too has an apparent link to The Replacement Killers(1998)
Hulchul (2004) may be from (2002)
Mausam (2011) from Titanic (1997)
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002) most probably based on Dracula (1958)
Well, it's not just about the new-gen makers.
Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) from Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
The Bonus : Kumbalangi Nights (2019)
The poster is reminiscent of the legendary music group The Beatles' iconic cover for their album 'Abbey Road'.
Posters are just a small area if we take the list of movie aspects copied. Well, that would be yet another story.