There are various reports of Nepali movies taking the concepts, stories, and step-by-step scenes from various foreign movies. The posters are easily spotted and identified. The following list shows the list of movie posters that were stolen from foreign movie posters.
In a 2010 article on height of plagiarism in Nepali movies, we shared the photos of ‘Ghamanda’ poster being exact copy of ‘The Blade’ poster, Rekha Thapa‘s movie ‘Hifajat‘ being an exact copy of the poster of ‘Resident Evil’ and ‘Tridev’ being exact copy of Hindi movie ‘Tashan’ poster.
This is like a scripted story in case of the director Raju Giri‘s film making. He designs hot poster without the consent from the actress and releases in the wild. The public responds to it for being hot and vulgar. There is a bit of tussle between the actress and the director before he decides to withdraw the poster.
The strategy has worked for Giri so far and he has repeated it in his upcoming movie ‘Bindaas 2’. Actress Anisha Gurung and her family objected the poster of Anisha featured on the poster. After a tussle and negotiation, Giri has agreed to remove the poster from the promotion. Satisfied Anisha will be promoting the movie actively.
It seems, Nepali film makers have decided that poster plagiarism is one of the marketing strategies. Although morphing of posters are criticized by almost everybody, remotely interested in Nepali movies, more and more movies are repeating the same thing.
The last movie we wrote about such poster copy was of ‘Wrong Way’, posted less than two weeks ago. Our readers, who otherwise wouldn’t know about the movie at least knew that the movie features Jiya KC and is being made.
We guess, the producers of ‘Producer’ knew about the free publicity and have released their own copy-paste poster. And, we fell for them and are posting their poster with the original (Shim Ant shared it in our Facebook page.) The photoshoped copy of the poster of an Alex Gibney’s film ‘Casino Jack and the United States of Money’ is made by adding a six Nepali faces in it.
The tune of one of the songs of today’s solo release ‘Padmini’, is found to be copied from a Hindi film, ‘Bol Bachchan’.Â Although the words are in Nepali rather than Hindi in the original song, the music is exactly the same.
After posters of Hifajat, Tridev, and Ghamanda, poster of the latest release of Gopi Krishna Movies, Farkera Herda has also used Photoshop to add Nepali actress Yuna Upreti’s face on a Bollywood actress’s body.
Is Yuna Upreti’s body so bad that they have to use somebody else’s body on her face?
Let’s look at the poster of the movie:
Now, compare Yuna Upreti in the poster above with the photo of Bollywood actress, Katarina Kaif below. Can you see any difference apart from the face?
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€!