A movie produced and acted by Rekha Thapa, “Hifajat“, is releasing soon. One of the posters featuring Rekha resembles very much with the poster of a 2007 Hollywood movie, Resident Evil: Extention.
Nagariknews says that there are only seven differences in the two posters. I can see that, apart from the face and some minor variations in dress there is nothing much difference between the two posters. Oh yes, the â€œLas Vegasâ€ has transformed itself to â€œKathmanduâ€!
Hifajat is not an isolated case of â€˜poster copying’ in Nepali film industry. Another Nepali movie, Tridev, also had its poster similar to the poster of a Bollywood movie, Tashan.
The photo trick is done in the similar manner in both the posters.
Don’t you think the creative “art-work” artist might be the same person? If our film crew copy even the posters what might be original in the movie? What about the copyright and intellectual rights?
I hope somebody will point out which posters do these other posters of Hifajat resemble: