Bollywood ‘Inspirations’

We have heard about movie remakes….. now listen to this :


haha, sounds familiar?

Now this

haha again.

I have more links like this with me(got as forward), from Bhool Bullaiyya to Jab We Met, all the recent Bollywood Movie songs are inspirations (read COPIED).


  1. Really Inspired.. I heard all songs of race film are inspired from a korean film. There are some phamous music directors in our Bollywood who always get inspiration from other composers world wide.

  2. hahaha!!! what a load of crap! Where is the originality gone!! 😀

  3. So now they have started copying from Korean films? Wow…

  4. Harsha,
    I guess the Koreans should sue bollywood for this. I am sure bollywood made hell lot of money than the original Korean song.
    its total crap man. totally !.
    what else can they do. They know for sure that none in India are gonna watch those Korean movies, so its best to just copy–edit and add hindi lyrics get a nasal singer and voila u got a blockbuster song that will sell like pancakes.

  5. somebody said somwhere, “Imitation is the best form of flattery”.

    Indian film makers do it in the purest form! 😉


  6. I’ve heard many.. MOST of Pritam’s compositions …. Koren songs !!! Pritam.. you are just great… never seen someone brave as u r …………. you should get Oscar award for “inspirations” 😛

  7. I wish I could take this light and laugh…but right now am in a lousy mood. grrrr because of my recent expereince!
    In any case, I know these songs win an award! you know what happened at the national awards, munnabhai’s music got an award! A National award!! what a shame. And that pal pal song is a direct lift from cliff richard.

  8. Sakhi,
    haha. they will say that and much more. I mean how can they just copy and then say thing to support it??? I mean will they let us copy at examinations and let us go if we say “I was just trying to get inspired” ??????
    yeah almost all his songs are Korean. I think they should introduce a new kinda award, the Inspiration award.
    Laugh Nita, be cool. Dont ruin your days coz of that incident.
    The song receiving an award is a national shame indeed. I wonder what they were thinking!

  9. Ah yes, this is fairly common. Not only movie plots, we also pick up movie music. Makes me want to explore Thai and Korean music more because these guys are actually good.

    And it’s not just the music we copy. I even saw a music video that was completely copied from a very popular music band. And that video became very popular too.

  10. 🙂 don’t even think of trying to copy in exams! 🙂 🙂

    And, you are tagged!

  11. ish,
    this made me explore some of the songs in youtube. its damn good. no wonder the bollywood is inspired.
    I did once and was caught red handed by my teacher. I will make a post about that experience. 🙂

  12. Xylene you are right.. not many people are aware of Korean movies and songs.

    The fact that they copy story lines and songs with such impunity is disgusting… inspiration is different this is CRASS copying…

    Which is why major hollywood movie makers have their legal beagles in India.

  13. vijay, yes, I guess the koreans should sue Bollywood.

  14. Holy Crap!!!!
    They are digging it from places they think we will never find out. Fools!!!

  15. Yeah and for the best part if u do want to enjoy the other side then do watch some Korean movies

    I have a similar post abt these songs and few flick that were blatantly copied in India cinema

    One recommendation for you is
    My Sassy Girl

  16. Amit, its bad, but true.

    T, welcome to Crapbook.

  17. Whoa.. this is amazing… i did hear hindi movies are ripping off stuff from Korean and Indonesian music stuff~~~

    Off late i’ve been hearing tamil movie songs ripped off from hindi and english tracks..

    we have tamil version of Move your body[ johnny gaddar]
    and tamil horrible version of Unfaithful [rihanna].. makes me maddddddddddddd everytime i hear them…

  18. @Aaarti,
    we are trying to be inspired of everything…..
    (read copying !!!!)

  19. ‘inspiring’ is the new form of ‘copying’
    there is one more song in the movie that is also copied..
    sorry inspired..

  20. harpreet · · Reply

    well i got some list you would like to see.
    1.Tu Mile (Criminal) vs Age Of Loneliness/Carly’s Song by Enigma
    2.Bharo, Maang Meri Bharo vs Rivers of Belief (Hallelujah) by Enigma Twist Karein vs Let’s Do The Twist Again by Chubby Checker
    4.Sochna Kya Jo Bhi Hoga Dekha Jayega vs Lambada by Kaoma
    5.Gupt Gupt (also samples the Exorcist theme) vs Deep Forest by Deep Forest
    6.Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai vs Born To Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez
    7.Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye vs 500 Miles by the Kingston Trio

    8.Khud Ko Kya Samajhti Hai vs 99 Red Balloons by Nena

    9.Sexy Sexy Sexy (Khuddar) vs Boys Boys Boys by Sabrina
    10.Sachhi Yeh Kahani Hai (also samples Rasputin by Boney M) vs In Zaire by Johnny Wakelin.
    11.Haal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka” mashed up with “Theme From Gutbuster”
    12.Aradhana, “Roop Tera Mastana”, with On-U Sound kingpin, Adrian Sherwood’s Indian tinged dub track from his fabulous solo release, Never Trust A Hippy, “Hari Up Hari”
    i hope you “will” find more any time in future till earth explodes.

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  22. Dude, I have stopeed watching most of the hindi movies, It makes me feel less stupid and cheated. Shame on them.

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  24. Guys bollywood music and movies are that way, most are copied and some are original!!

    But alteast the Original east or west whatever gets known to bollywood people if it gets copied. i think thats fare enough to get popularity and following to the original songs, and bollywood followers have a huge population!!

  25. Indian2 · · Reply

    Quite a shameful state of affairs! Indians love to boast a lot about how their country is developing and becoming a software giant, but apparently their morals haven’t kept up if they think nothing of blatantly lifting someone else’s work and passing it off as their own.

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