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Plagiarism at its height of cheapness – Indian movies ripping 2Advanced animations

Coupla days back, I wrote about How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a life, a book which I read because of the Plagiarism Controversy. Little did I realize that, today I would be treated to another surprise about the extend of plagiarism in the Indian cinema popularly known as Bollywood.

I and many other Indian Cine-Movie goers are perfectly used to the fact that Bollywood Movies got inspirations from many Hollywood and other foreign movies. I have seen many bollywood movies that have exact replica of shots, ideas and execution – mix blends of 2-3 movies, masala-ed with story ideas from fiction novels – Sidney Sheldon, et al. I saw the movie Krrish today at the behest of our team. As soon as the movie’s part of the story-line cross that of Paycheck, I smiled – Paycheck – but then that was not a surprise for me at all.

My surprise hit me when I saw that their future-seeing-computer interface to be something I have seen many times before. The interface was somewhat like the 2Advanced’s Expansions Video Demo Reel – a guy drags UI objects on a glass like thingy to manipulate commands (watch the low resolution video demo reel instead).

If not, I think I can still look at my External Archive Disc (I practically don’t delete files) and find that video (I am assuming that is over 3 years old). And I saw many movements that were perhaps done in flash or some 3D stuff which were copied versions of the 2Advanced V.3 and V.4 interface; the funny part is that they have the 2Advanced Logo swiping-with-the-glossy-shiny thingy too. Unless 2Advanced was involved with the making of Krrish that is a real shame to whoever is involved with those effects.

I really think that Bollywood should stick to their song sequences, rain dances, family drama, the colors and the no-brainer comedies.

2Advanced was an inspiration to many designers eons ago and very recently Plat4m reported few more on their rip-report2Advanced V.4 vs. DJ Miki Cino, 2Advanced.net vs. Rusty Designs, 2Advanced V.4 vs. Trac Racing.

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  1. I too... noticed the same. As I am a big fan of 2advanced like many others I was really annoyed with the guys who've done the gfx of the movie "krrish".. other things apart how can one use a company's identity?

  2. Plagiarism is nothing new, neither in Bollywood nor in any other industry. What you aer calling Plagiarism, I call is creativity. What's wrong using others work and leavarage to do something more, extra to help humuan life (in some way). If to extend your argument, aren't all inventions today uses someone else;s work? Don't understand me wrong, I am not saying copy exact and put your name, but getting inspiration or useing small inovative idea to create big idea should be okay.

  3. Plagiarism is nothing new, neither in Bollywood nor in any other industry. What you aer calling Plagiarism, I call is creativity. What's wrong using others work and leavarage to do something more, extra to help humuan life (in some way). If to extend your argument, aren't all inventions today uses someone else;s work? Don't understand me wrong, I am not saying copy exact and put your name, but getting inspiration or useing small inovative idea to create big idea should be okay.

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