The newly released poster of Thuppakki has striking resemblances with 1982s Hollywood movie An Officer and a Gentleman directed by Taylor Hackford. The poster of Richard Gere (wearing navy outfit) lifting Debra Winger (sporting his hat) in his arms, and Kajal resting in police-uniform clad Vijay are similar.
However, in the recent times, a poster of Vijay's dropped Yohan: Adhyayam Ondru took inspiration for its first look from the French film Largo Winch. When it comes to the director AR Murugados, he has often been found taking inspiration from Hollywood movies.
Lifting scenes, stories and action scenes from Hollywood or from otherforeign language movies are not only new in Tamil films but also in entire Indian film industry. But now, there is a new trend - taking inspiration from photoshoots/posters of international films.