Bollywood – The common name for the Indian (Hindi) film industry apes
There is definitely no shortage of money or creativity in Bollywood, still the need to copy everything that
– First, the obvious one is that they don’t have to rack their brains trying to look for sellable plots.
– Secondly, they spend way less in conceptualizing and more in the actual end product, making their work less tedious and their projected profits higher.
This playing safe, however takes a toll on the people who are really creative. That is because they find fewer buyers who are willing to risk money on new and untested stories. Also, this brings to the fore the tendency to blatantly plagiarize somebody else’s work without giving ANY credit whatsoever to the owner.
There are some exceptions, however to this rule. A recent example here is the case where the famous emotional drama “Stepmom” (starring Julia Roberts) was adapted into the movie “We Are Family”. The opening credits specifically mentioned that the movie’s story was taken from Stepmom. In this case, the copying cannot be called “plagiarizing”, rather it is more of an adaptation or can be said to be “inspired from” the original… or maybe a “remake”.
As long as the inspiration is only limited to getting ideas and does not extend to the point of blatantly copying stuff, it is very much acceptable. However, if Bollywood keeps on aping
Source by Trixie Beldon