Thuppakki is a 2012 Indian Tamil- language action thriller film written and directed by Ar Murugadoss. It features Vijay and Kajal Agarwal in the lead roles, while Vidyut Jamwal portrays the main antagonist. Jayaram and Sathyan appear in supporting roles. The film, produced by S.Thanu, features background score and soundtrack composed by Harris Jayaraj with cinematography handled by Santhosh sivan.
The story revolves around an Indian Army officer from a Mumbai-based family on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist group and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command, after witnessing and barely escaping a bomb blast executed by them.
Earlier, filmmaker Murugadoss was accused of plagiarism in 2004 for Ghajini, which was said to be inspired by Christopher Nolan’s film Memento. Also, Minjur Gopi filed a case against him alleging that the story of Kaththi (2014) was stolen from the former. Although the case was later withdrawn by the scriptwriter. But this time it is not A.R Murugadoss who caught in plagiarism and it is completely the other way around.
In a youtube channel named Avant Grande , a video was uploaded in a title Thuppakki Gun Scene Copied?, where they explains about how a similar scene of Thuppaki Gun scene was surfaced in a Tv series called Castle.
Castle is an American crime-comedy drama television series, which aired on ABC for a total of eight seasons from March 9, 2009, to May 16, 2016.
The Gun scene in Castle was released in January 14, 2013 where as Thuppaki film was released in November 13, 2012 which proves that Thuppakki gun scene was not copied.
In the video they also explains how Tamil blockbuster Ko and a particular episode in Castle called 47 seconds were similar. It is also proved that Ko released prior to 47 seconds.
Watch the video here :
Source : Avant Grande
Either it is co-incidence or intentional the fact is while we all thinking that Indian filmmakers are plagiarising from western movies, this video proved that Indian filmmakers would also think progressively, prior to the Western creators. This video also proves the existence of parallel thoughts between creators who belong to the medium of art and entertainment.
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