Filmmakers turn copycats in guise of inspiration

Filmmakers turn copycats in guise of inspiration
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Of late, whenever a new film is launched directors or script writers proudly announce that their film is never seen before and will be of Hollywood standards.

Of late, whenever a new film is launched directors or script writers proudly announce that their film is never seen before and will be of Hollywood standards.
Sometimes they claim to have drawn inspiration from a Hollywood hit film and are remaking it according to Indian tastes.
However, after watching the film people find that it is a blatant copy of Hollywood or foreign hits. In the early days they would to lift the scenes and copy paste from Hollywood films but now with plagiarism act and copyright acts getting stringent, filmmakers often come up with statements saying they are inspired by Hollywood flicks.
Even Tollywood great Rajamouli's hit films resemble Hollywood films. Though he claims he was inspired by Hollywood films, many say he just copied from them. Movie lovers are now left to wonder whether filmmakers are drawing inspiration or copying Hollywood films?
In the early days viewers couldn't realise that the films were a copy of a foreign language movie. But with information readily available within seconds, they are able to find out even if a poster or teaser is copied or original.
Better filmmakers realise that there is a very thin line between drawing inspiration and copying and cine goers are more cleverer than them.
By Pramod Nandivada
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