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Monday, April 17, 2006 Update: Prasad on Pattiyal.
Spoiler Warning: Please skip if you are planning to watch Pattiyal (released 2006).
Wanting to verify web-chatter, I had rented 'Bangkok Dangerous' over the weekend. Was startled to find that the makers of the Thai movie (The Pang Brothers) had shamelessly ripped Pattiyal, to the last detail (ref: rollover screengrabs below). Mr. Vishnuvardhan (director, Pattiyal), touted to be the next Maniratnam, has been robbed off his credits. A sincere request to Mr.Vishnuvardhan - if you wish to stop this kind of nonsense, sue them! I am sure you wouldn't want to see audience intellect (Thai or Indian) be taken for granted.
It's interesting to note that another movie from Pang Brothers, 'The Eye', was a direct lift from Sneha-starrer , 'Adhu' (2004).
Rediff Slideshow - interviewing Vishnuvardhan.
From a Sify chat transcript:
laxmax asks Hi - Congrats on Pattiyal, but tell me honestly u have got a great script in the original bangkok Dangerous but for few changes you have been faithful to the original so where do u feel ur credit is ????Note:
The above images have not been used for commercial benefits. Image Courtesy: Film Bangkok & Pang Bros.
Bangkok Dangerous was released in 1999 (much ahead of Pattiyal).
The Eye was released in 2002 (again, earlier than Adhu).
Thanks to Mani, Mayil and Thiru for inputs. posted by pradeep | Permalink | (10)
idhula Vishnu perumaya beatti vera kodukkaraan.
Yeah, as he himself mentioned in an interview to Rediff, he didnt expect this kind of a reception. Must have thought he could get away with it had it been low-key.
Try this, from Rediff(very funny):
Ada Pavingalllaaaaaa! (Vivek's Style)
Getting inspired from a movie is one thing and copying scene by scene is a different thing. It is the difference between Deva and Ar Rahman, tamil music directors. It is time that we start discouraging such movies and stop calling people like Vishnuvardhan as a CREATOR.
By 6:04 PM, at
Respect for intelllectual property is absent among us. As long as we cannot respect that, we will still only be copycats.
Chei naan kuda, ennamo etho-nnu ninachane. Ithula Maniratnam kuda vera comparison. Intha pozhappukku naandukitu sagalam.
//The inspiration to have a deaf and dumb guy as the most violent came from an Asian film//
By 1:55 PM, at