Uh-oh, it looks like the “Parasite” production team was slapped with plagiarism accusations recently. It was reported that the Oscar-award winning movie had copied a version of Tamil film called “Minsara Kanna”, which was released way back in 1999!
Film producer PL Thenappan claimed that the Bong Joon-ho directed flick is a “rip-off version” of the aforementioned movie. He further revealed his plans to take legal actions against the Korean filming house.
“I will file the case with the help from an international lawyer. They (‘Parasite’ production team) have stolen their plot from my film,” said Theappan. He added that he will demand for compensation from the filming crew for taking ideas from the classic movie.
For those who are curious, “Minsara Kanna” tells the story of Kaasi (played by famed Kollywood actor Vijay) who works as a driver for a wealthy family. He then brings in his family members one by one to work in the house with a hidden agenda.
Soon after the news about the film’s big win at Oscars broke out last week, a number of Tamil movie fans took to Twitter to “celebrate” the fact that “Parasite” features similar plot with the film. They even argued that “Minsara Kanna” is way better than the Korean-language movie.
— GobyShankar (@gobyshankar) February 9, 2020
— Tamil (@iTamil20) February 10, 2020ADVERTISEMENT
Alright! @Comedy_Praveen tweet impact, I revisited Minsara Kanna and I can't stop wondering why this wasn't sent to Oscars? 🤷🏻😂😝 Parasite kum idhukum almost 50-60% similarity irukae 😂😂
— Ashwin Kumar (@apedescendant89) February 10, 2020
I can't believe Minsara Kanna won the Best picture academy award 😍
— Jawa Kumar (@jawa_kumar) February 10, 2020
Minsara kanna >>>>>> parasite
— Chiyaanism (@httpob) February 10, 2020
Local keyboard warriors soon took to Twitter to defend the South Korean movie, in response to the massive slams. Most of them clapped back at the offended Indian producer, saying that he belatedly claimed his idea right after their big win at Oscars.
Check out some of their reactions below:
Dah menang oscar baru nak claim plagiarism. Where were you masa movie dorg memula famous dulu? Dr tahun lepas kot takkan tak perasan lgsg?
— 오세훈 • 장원영 (@sehun94gochu) February 16, 2020
Dah menang oscar baru nak claim ke hahaha bodoh perangai macam indon gak https://t.co/Tzk6Jgfyft
— azmin (@iamazminnnn) February 15, 2020
before menang apa apa kau sunyi je. dah menang itu ini baru nak claim. dasar dahaga attention. the plot maybe similar tapi gaya penceritaan lain. parasite talks about survival and it goes even deeper than your movie. https://t.co/NGmS2AAnGS
— nadhirah (@nanad178) February 16, 2020
Do you see any similarities between both films?