The Good, The Bad and the Bollywood: Lifting music from Spaghetti Western Movies for Curry Bollywood


Bollywood (especially in the 80s and 90s) often ripped/copied/plagiarised music/story from popular films and music...

Here is a parody on what happens when Blondie from the film The Good, The Bad and the Ugly decides on going after notorious plagiariser Anu Malik (who still does not accept that he plagiarises) to get Ennio Morricone's royalty for his popular theme music from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly... which Malik blatantly copied and indianised for the song 'Woh Tu Hai' from the film Beqabu (1996) starring Sanjay Kapoor and Mamta Kulkarni.

Though, The first film of Dollar's trilogy - A Fistful of Dollars, had its own share of plagiarism issues, as it copied the plot of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai'. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly was eventually sued by the Japanese studio Toho that produced 'Seven Samurai', resulting in an out of court settlement.

Indian Cinema often copied Western genre films, thus creating a new term "Curry Western" (western genre made in India, as opposed to Sapghetti Westerns - those were made in Italy).

Popular Indian filmmaker Feroz Khan loved the Western genre... and most of these Curry Westerns starred Feroz Khan in the 1970s and 80s such as - Khhotte Sikkay (1974), Kaala Sona (1975), Chunaoti (1980) and Kachche Heere (1982). Even Mithun Chakravorty starred in Curry Westerns such as - Wanted: Dead or Alive (1984), Hum Se Hai Zamana (1983) and few others.


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