Prabhas' 'Saaho' has some uncanny similarities with French filmmaker Jerome Salle's 2008 film 'Largo Winch' and the director has criticised the makers of the multi-lingual Indian movie for creating a 'bad' copy. 'Largo Winch' is an action thriller based on the Belgian comic book of the same name, and post the release of 'Saaho', many social media users pointed out how the film looked like a rip-off of the successful French movie.
Addressing the Telugu media, he refuted the plagiarism claims stating that people who have alleged that it is a copy from 'Largo Winch' did not watch the film in the first place. He also urged people to watch the film if they did not understand anything. He also went to add that the critics should have waited for a little bit longer before publishing the reviews as it affects the audience turnout in the theatres.
Salle, who was being tagged by a lot of users on microblogging site Twitter, seemed upset by the team of "Saaho" and advised Telugu directors to at least make the copy "properly". "It seems this second "freemake" of Largo Winch is as bad as the first one. So please Telugu directors, if you steal my work, at least do it properly?" Salle tweeted. This tweet came after a user on August 30, tweeted: "Buddy another day and another free make of your Largo Winch movie in India #Saaho. You are the real Guruji." Salle immediately responded and said: "I think I have a promising career in India."
It seems this second "freemake" of Largo Winch is as bad as the first one. So please Telugu directors, if you steal my work, at least do it properly?— Jérôme Salle (@Jerome_Salle) September 1, 2019
And as my "Indian career" tweet was of course ironic, I'm sorry but I'm not gonna be able to help. https://t.co/DWpQJ8Vyi0
'Saaho' is an action-entertainment which features Prabhas as an outlaw and Shraddha Kapoor as a police officer. Besides the lead pair, the film stars Jackie Shroff, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday, Arun Vijay, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mahesh Manjrekar, Lal, Evelyn Sharma, among others.‘Saaho’, produced by UV Creations, releases in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam, while the Hindi version is presented by T-Series.
(Inputs from agencies)
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