Shahid Kapoor-Anushka Sharma starrer Badmaash Company released yesterday amidst strong rumours that the film is inspired from the Hollywood flick 21 (2008), and also has elements of Catch Me If You Can (2002). In 21, six MIT students trained to become card counting experts take Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. In Badmaash Company, four youngsters find a way to beat the system and soon become millionaires. This is not the only film in the spotlight for its similarities with Hollywood flicks, though. Here are some others making news for the same reasons:
The Hrithik-Aishwarya starrer directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is being called an Indian version of the 2006 hit. The Prestige was spun around the rivalry between magicians, and Hrithik, too, plays a magician in Guzaarish. According to one blogger: ‘It’s a remake of Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige!’ Bhansali, however, has denied any similarity.
There are rumours on Amazon.com that this Hrithik Roshan-Barbara Mori flick is similar to the Hollywood film Match Point (2005), featuring Jonathan Meyers and Scarlett Johansson. Similar to the scenario in Match Point, in Kites, Kangna Ranaut is in love with Hrithik Roshan, who travels miles to search for Barbara Mori, a woman he loves, but who is betrothed to another man.
According to Imdb.com, buzz is that this Anushka Sharma-Ranvir Singh starrer is a rip-off of the 2001 romantic comedy The Wedding Planner, with their characters loosely based on Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey’s characters.
The Shahid Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor starrer is said to be inspired from the popular 2001 flick, Serendipity. Just like in Serendipity, the movie’s protagonists decide to leave their future to fate.