Parasite Filmmakers Served With Legal Notice For Alleged Plagiarism

Imran Asif Fazal |Feb 20, 2020

The Korean filmmakers will be dragged to court seeking compensation for alleged plagiarism of Tamil film.

The controversy surrounding film Parasite and the makers of Tamil film Minsara Kanna is yet to take a backseat. Now lawyers of Tamil filmmakers have sent a legal notice to filmmakers of the Korean film for alleged plagiarism. Parasite won four Academy Awards Ever since Korean film Parasite won four Academy Awards in Oscars 2020. It became a first Asian film to win Best Picture, Directing, International Feature Film and Writing (Original Screenplay).

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Parasite filmmakers have denied having any such knowledge about plagiarism row.

Last week, producer PL Thenappan of Tamil film Minsara Kanna (1999) claimed that Parasite filmmakers had picked up the story plot which had similar ideas that an entire family going to a rich family's house and deceiving them. However, the only difference was that the Korean film had a romantic tone to it. Advocate Easwar Kuppuswamy, Madras High Court now appeal the court to take stringent action against the filmmakers for plagiarizing the original content. A legal notice has been sent to the filmmakers and if they fail to respond a litigation will be filed in the court.

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The film won four Academy Awards in Oscars 2020

Kuppuswamy said that they have provided details of their Tamil film including censoring date, star cast, story, etc. It has also been intimated to Korean filmmakers that their original idea has been taken up which violates the copyright laws. A legal notice will be sent to director Boon Joon Ho and film producers and a compensation will be sought.

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Filmmakers have received legal notice from Tamil filmmakers.

The Tamil film was directed by KS Ravikumar which featured Vijay, Khushbu and Ramba in the lead roles. However, Parasite production company CJ Entertainment responded to the entire controversy and in an interview with Maeil Business Newspaper’s Star Today said that they have no knowledge about plagiarism claims from any Indian filmmaker and they have not received any such information.

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