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Has Ra.One been inspired from this?

Last updated on: September 19, 2011 13:09 IST

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Often Hindi films rely on Hollywood for innovation or larger-than-life ideas. This tendency is augmented further if the genre happens to be sci-fi fantasy.

So if Hrithik Roshan's Krrish bore visual resemblance to The Underworld, Catwoman and The Matrix, Bollywood's latest superhero flick isn't lagging in seeking brainwaves from Hollywood's stock of comic book hero adaptations.

And while Shah Rukh Khan's extravagant Ra.One may have everyone's curious side up, originality isn't its strongest USP. Observe the number of influences/references in its promotional material to get the drift. Here, we saved you the trouble.

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As soon as SRK showcased the Ra.One's first look with a teaser poster; social networking sites were abuzz drawing comparisons to the blue 'n' black, neon-lit allure of Tron Legacy.


Image: The Tron Legacy and Ra.One posters

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Things gets much more obvious with the second one.

Check out the likeness between SRK carrying a lifeless Kareena Kapoor, a la Christian Bale in costume with Katie Holmes hanging out of his arms in a striking poster of Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins.

Image: A poster of Batman Begins and Ra.One

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The Batman connection doesn't end here. SRK channels the The Dark Knight within, courtesy a similar night-time dive from an enormous skyscraper in Ra.One.

The latter, it may be recalled, jumps off the multi-storeyed IFC tower (in Hong Kong) in a bid to kidnap Chinese mobster Lau (played by Ng Chin Han).

Image: A scene from Ra.One and The Dark Knight

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Not too long ago we carried a story on how a scene from the Dildaara song clip, involving the birth of SRK-Kareena's baby in the movie, is a direct lift from a German ad.

Just like the man in the short film made for The Argentine Foundation of the Hearing Impaired, SRK begins to assault the doctor when the latter slaps to make the newborn cry.

Image: A scene from Ra.One and The Argentine Foundation of the Hearing Impaired

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Just like mutant Magneto tosses cars like pebbles with his ability to generate electromagnetic field in X-Men-The Last Stand; SRK appears to be endowed with similar super strength as he piles up a bunch of cars by merely gesturing in Ra.One.

Image: A scene from Ra.One and X-Men-The Last Stand

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Spider-Man's daredevil stunts and somersaults atop a moving train while engaged in a combat with Doc Ock are simply too cool to forget.

And since imitation is the best form of flattery, after Rajnikanth in Shankar's Endhiran, it is King Khan's turn to recreate some edge-of-the-seat drama with its action-packed thrills inspired from the second Spidey movie.

Image: A scene from Ra.One and Spider-Man 2

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One of the promos show how a wounded SRK is comforted by Kareena Kapoor, highlighting the injury on his left cheek --bits of peeled skin revealing a blue, LED surface, instantly bring back memories of Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg endoskeleton in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Image: A scene from Ra.One and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Instead of wearing it in the centre, SRK's G.One wears his H.A.R.T on the side. An evident nod to Iron Man and the symbolic power source arc reactor he sports against his chest.

Image: A scene from Ra.One and Iron Man

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While we are yet to get a glimpse of the titular villain, played by Arjun Rampal, we have a feeling he's the man darting off those spectacular plasma bolts in the fast-paced teaser.

Rumored to sport a look similar to Colin Farrell's Bullseye in Daredevil, these fiery orbs seem akin to Nicholas Cage's wizardry in The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Image: A scene from Ra.One and The Sorcerer s Apprentice

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