How to copy, if plagiarism was to be openly declared as an art form then the Bollywood industry would boast about the tremendous potential of plagiarism artists it possesses.
Copyright infringement and piracy had been brilliantly pursued into profession in the Bollywood industry.
Term it as being inspired and you get the right to lift scenes from films or copy music tracks from original compositions and even add the emotions and make a feature film of an average Hollywood film.
The loopholes can be tweaked and used to advantage as the laws of copyright are so blurred.
If plagiarism was to be openly declared as an art form then the Bollywood industry would boast about the tremendous potential of plagiarism artists it possesses.
The great Indian music composer Pritam who has entertained the Indian masses with his tremendous contributions in the music industry has always been under the constant criticism of lifting the tracks from different compositions.
For example in the film ‘Wo Lamhe’ Pritam was badly criticised for plagiarism however credits were later given to the original composers and music was a bit recreated.
Song: Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hain:
Now you guys would want to hear this one:
Peterpan – Tak Bisakah:
Wonder the extreme amount of research he does that helps him go on with his lifting skills.
The art of lifting is brilliantly demonstrated in the movie ‘Barfi’. Scenes from the Buster Keaton era to ‘The Notebook’ were lifted to make this #AnuragBasu’s feature blockbuster movie – #Barfi
Here is a sarcastic video of #CopyingMasterclass depicted in #Barfi:
Source materials for copying is not restricted to the #WorldCinema and #Hollywood movies. Our directors have a sound knowledge of the regional writers and directors as well.
#SanjayLeelaBhansali seems to be highly inspired by Bengali writers. No I am not talking about his film #Devdas.
Did you know of the Bengali novel #NaHanyate by the famous writer Late #MaitreyiDevi?
#SanjayLeelaBhansali’s #HumDilDeChukeSanam that starred #Aishwarya #Salman & #AjayDevgan is based on this novel.
The story adopted from this novel also has influence from the German novella ‘Immensee’.
The rights can be debated. When a film is copied from a novel of any other source then there is a case of #CopyrightInfringement. But during the course of making a movie the economy and the labour inputs are tremendous. That itself becomes a body worthy of protection.
The argument can go on but till the laws are stringent, this industry seems to be enjoying the #ArtOfPlagiarism