Is a Bollywood film ‘Lootcase’ a copy of ‘Jatra’?
KATHMANDU: Taking stories and characters from Hindi or other foreign films is a chronic disease of Nepali filmmakers. Many Nepali films have been made by copying foreign films. However, at this time, there is talk that the Bollywood film ‘Lootcase’ was made under the influence of the Nepali film ‘Jatra’. Watching the trailer of ‘Lootcase’ which was released on Thursday, the plot of the film seems to be similar to ‘Jatra’.
In the trailer of the film, Nepali viewers have responded by calling it a photocopy of ‘Jatra’. The trailer focuses on the problem that arises when a person from a middle-class family finds a red suitcase full of money. In the movie ‘Jatra’, the situation that arises after a person from a normal family finds a bag full of money was shown in an interesting way.
Looking at the trailer, it cannot be said that only the concept of the film has been matched with ‘Jatra’ or it has been influenced. This will be confirmed only after watching the film. However, the trailer leaves out the possibility that Bollywood movie ’Lootcase’ may have been influenced by the Kollywood movie ‘Jatra’. The film will be released on the OTT platform on July 31 instead of in the cinema hall. The film is directed by Rajesh Krishnan.
Starring Kunal Kemu, Rasika Dugal, Ranbir Shourie, Vijay Raj, and Gajraj Rao, the film is produced by Fox Star Studios and Soda Films Productions. Rajesh Krishnan and Kapil Sawant have written the story of the film. Nepali viewers are also eager to watch ‘Lootcase’ on OTT platform after the debate created by the story of the Nepali film ‘Jatra’.