Bollywood is often criticized for copying a lot from Hollywood. We often see similar movie posters, recycled scenes or tunes that are easy to identify at first.
And this tradition of Bollywood is now gaining popularity in the Indian TV industry as we can see many duplicated characters in TV serials. The first artists were inspired by other artists. Nowadays, they copy it.
A little copying works fine. Because, some pieces do not have to be replaced. But, it should be done in a relevant way of course.
The Indian TV industry is known for producing complete storylines on a Bollywood song. But, creativity these days means dusting off some old dust from the song. Some of the song titles were stolen for the title of the show, while others stole nearly half the lyrics as the title song.
The industry has also imitated personalities from the big screen. But it all seemed fine because it was still relevant to the audience. There were also cultural similarities, but nothing seems logical these days.
However, there is still some creativity left with the Indian TV industry. And they are using it to find new platforms to steal. How was it for Hollywood? The result is both sad and hilarious.
They too have stopped being inspired. They may have discovered the ancient technique of copy-pasting. And, they are great at one thing that they should not be good.
Below are some classic examples of not stealing all the classics from Hollywood.
1. When Rohit Khurana became Jack Sparrow in ‘Har Mushkil Ka Hall Akbar Birbal’.
How cool it was for him to have veteran Jack Sparrow on the show. He would feel so proud to be in the wrong place with a completely irrelevant dress at the wrong time.
2. When Ekta Kapoor’s ha Kahaani Hamar Mahabharata Ki ‘look 300 look’ instead of 300 episodes
Well, it seems that all old people are the same for these people. They are not even attempting in the already researched fashion of that era. Even they do not want to twist it with their creativity.
Coping with 300 was the only work for Ekta Kapoor’s serial costumes in the Mahabharata.
3. The creator of Jab Jab Pyar Ki Yeh Ek Kahani stole almost everything possible
Not only did he steal the story from the Twilight film franchise, but at the same time made the male handsome Edward look deadly. Forcing things at this level is a bit much.
4. When Raghu looked like Max Payne in pain
Had Roadies been there for this, Raghu would have won the job of copying. Or maybe it is just used for twinning.
5. When ‘Bal Veer’ went out of costume ideas
In this case, they were completely out of costume ideas I think. Therefore, he had to steal one of the magnetos. Veer not cool.
6. When Khal Drogo made an unexpected trip
Maybe someone told him that the dragon Chakravarti had come on the set with the Khaleesi, the Khal of the Emperor Ashoka. The view is like this, yet Khal Daroga’s charisma is completely missing. Maybe, it’s because he remembers the Mother of Dragons.
7. When C.I.D ran out of villainous ideas
All the episodes of this show are very similar to each other. So they decided to try something new. But he was also second-hand. After 18 years of doing the same stuff, he felt great for portraying his villain once, like the Joker.
8. When a children’s show is stolen from a cartoon movie
The brave people copied the witch with Snow White to show it to the children who are very likely to see snow-white as well. What Were They Thinking? The audience is the same for both shows.
Pablo Picasso once said, “Good artists copy. Great artists steal “. If we consider the wise words of Picasso then we found many great actors in the television industry. Overall, copying is not a bad thing.
The world is what it is because people mimicked ideas and ways of living. But, this is also what the world is because new ideas were popping up as well.
But in the storytelling industry, every story has to be told differently. They deserve it. And the stories are unique because of their characters. A good actor can be anything, it is his work. But, a good character is always unique.