Tamil director accuses LJP's ‘Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam’ of plagiarism 

1 min read
Read later

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam movie poster, Halitha Shameem | Photo: www.facebook.com/Mammootty, www.facebook.com/halitha.shameem

While Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Mammootty starrer ‘Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam’ continues to garner positive responses among viewers, Tamil director Halitha Shameem has come to the fore, levelling plagiarism allegations against the movie.

According to her, there are a lot of similarities in the aesthetics of ‘Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam’, and her 2021 release, Aelay, featuring Samuthirakani and K Manikandan in lead roles.

“Stealing all the aesthetics from a film isn't acceptable. You can dismiss my film Aelay, but I'll not be quiet if the ideas and aesthetics from it are mercilessly ripped off,” she wrote in a Facebook post.

The post soon gained attention, and several people expressed solidarity with the director. Some even pointed out the similarity between the posters of both films.

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam featuring several actors such as Ramya Pandyan, Ashokan, Kainakary Thankaraj, Suresh Babu, Chetan Jayalal, and Rajesh Sharma among others, is co-produced by Mammootty along with Pellissery.

The movie, which had its world premiere at the 27th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), hit theatres on January 19, 2023.

Add Comment
Related Topics

Get daily updates from Mathrubhumi.com

Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.