PK A Successful plagiary by the Indian movie makers

akram saqib By akram saqib, 4th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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PK the movie Is based on Gore Vidal's play visit to a small planet

Masters Of plagiary

All of us have watched many Indian movies which have been a true duplicate of Pakistani or Hollywood movies. They copy and copy in such a way that they do not change even the lyrics of the original contents. But they never gave any credit to the real and original writer, director and producers. The recently released movie PK which has become a block buster is a sharp copy of Gore Vidal's one act play 'Visit to a Small Planet'. If you do not believe read the following comparison of both the works.
Settings. In the play of Vidal the setting is Planet earth and a house of a person who is a broadcaster about the aliens. The Movies has the same settings. It has the same setting but to some extent modified form. The Indian movie formula is there. There is Jaggu a press reporter along with his boss, the manager of the TV news Channel.
Characters. The characters are more similar to that play. There is Kreton in the play and nameless PK is there in the movie. There is Tapaswi who wants to eliminate the alien PK and in the play there is General Powers the security chief who wants the same. There is a news broadcaster in the play Mr. Spelding and here in the movie there is an owner of the channel along with Jaggu the reporter. Then there is father and mother of the heroine of the play and movie who are against in the beginning but are all along with the alien in the end. Jaggu's father represents them.
The story.
The story of both the plays is same. The alien has landed on the earth to study the civilization of the earth. Kreton has landed on the earth to make some research on the earth. He tells about his civilization. The people of Kreton’s planet do not tell a lie, they do not fight with each other, they are quiet and calm. Kreton can read the minds of the people. Same traits of the PK are revealed in the movies.
Kreton cannot be controlled by the powerful security chief along with his aides. Same is the case with PK who could not be controlled by the Powerful Tapsawi.
The play is not even mentioned in the movie. Neither its writer is credited just for one time. One more successful plagiary by the Indian movie makers is here in the name of PK. Bravos continue your work shamelessly.


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author avatar Kingwell
21st Feb 2015 (#)

Interesting! Thank you for sharing.

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