Barfi lands in trouble waters with allegations of plagiarism

At a time when film makers across the globe are trying to go beyond cramped quarters of reality to try new experiments with meta- narratives, we are still contented with worst Ramsay Brothers offerings and copy-pasting of hit Hollywood flicks. We thump our reel  ventures to be maturing fast and thick and now  even Academy Awards don’t seem mirage with slum movies! But even after all this, we practice film making like treating stolen cars! Just changing the body outside and keeping the core intact has turned out to be the mantra. Be it the Bhatts or the YRF, the same ‘dirty picture’ prevails all throughout.

Latest controversy that is catching limelight these days is about recent blockbuster Barfi’s plot. After Gangster and Murder, Anurag Basu mesmerised the viewers with Barfi with his so called unique script. Barfi was like a breath of fresh air for Indian film making and was seen by critics as breakthrough of a new era of film making in Bollywood.


But all these have turned into a really big fuss! Anurag’s credibility and creativity as an experimental director have come under scanner with numerous film blogs and magazines alleging the story of Barfi to be a facsimile of some of the all time hit Hollywood classics. The moments are alleged to be stolen from or influenced by films like  Buster Keaton’s Cops (1922), Black Cat, White Cat (1988), Mr Bean’s Holiday, The Notebook (2004), Mr Nobody (2009), Korean film Oasis (2002), Jackie Chan’s Project A (1983), Chaplin’s City Lights (1931), The Goonies (1985); Kikujiro, Benny & Joon (1993) and Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).

Yes! Mr Basu has to answer the movie buffs now. If he had the plans of adapting themes and scenes he could have credited the titles and directors. Adapting is not a crime but offering so called homage to world cinema that too by spoofing their elements is just like making oneself fool with old wine in a new bottle! Everyone knows the taste!

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BigB now on Facebook to connect with his fans

A legendary actor of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan who has several epithets like star of the millennium, superstar and megastar to his name, successfully reached out to millions of his fans through micro-blogging site Twitter. The success and overwhelming response to his highly active Twitter account and regular tumblr blogs inspired BigB to join Facebook.


Yes! You read it right! BigB is all set to harness the magic wand of Facebook page to keep his admirers updated about the latest information regarding his professional and personal life.

In his mission to connect to his fans and well-wishers all across the world, Amitabh Bachchan started his blogs in 2008 and later in 2010, he started voice blog named Bol Bachchan. His active Twitter account has millions of followers. According to him, he could learn a lot by connecting with common people and that social sites like Twitter or blogs are wonderful medium to express one’s thoughts and feelings and get immediate response.

We have seen that as an avid blogger, BigB has been sharing his professional or personal experiences. He had been updating his fans and followers about the latest happenings in his life – be it about his ailments or his granddad status.

Amitabh feels that his official Facebook page was long overdue and takes the opportunity to use the medium for posting some exclusive pictures of his movies and private collection. He also wants to update information about his upcoming show videos or movies etc and remain connected with fans.

It’s for sure that just like his interesting tweets and blog posts, his updates on Facebook page will grab eyeballs!

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