Parasite Copied From a Tamil Film? Find Out Here!
Parasite, the Oscar-winning film, has been reportedly copied from a Tamil film named Minsara Kanna – claimed its producer
South Korean film Parasite has been making rounds ever since the award season kicked off this year. It was also honoured with the Best Film award at the recently held Oscars, becoming the first foreign language film to do so. And as expected, the cast and crew of the film, especially filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho couldn’t be more than happy at the achievements they’ve made so far. However, in a recent turn of events, Tamil producer PL Thenappan has claimed that the Oscar winning film is a copy of his film which was made back in 1999 called Minsara Kanna.
According to News 18, Thenappan has said that he holds the rights of the film and will sue the makers of Parasite on ground of plagiarism. He said, “I will be filing a case with help from an international lawyer. They have taken the plot from my film. When they find out that some of our films have been inspired by their films, they file cases. Similarly, it is only fair for us to do the same.” He added that he would seek compensation from the producers of Parasite for copying the idea of his film. After Thenappan’s comments, fans of Vijay - the lead star of the film – started claiming the same.
Director of Minsara Kanna, KS Ravikumar is however glad that the controversy will shine light on the Tamil film. He said, “I'm happy that the story has received an Oscar, even if it (Minsara Kanna) served as an inspiration. However, filing a case is up to the producer." Minsara Kanna revolves around the story of Kaasi, entering the household of a rich woman as a driver and soon, gets his family members employed as well. On the other hand, Parasite talks of class divide and societal discrimination. Much like Minsara Kanna, it also traces survival through the story of a lower-class family that infiltrates the household of a rich one.