Filmmaker Accuses Creators Of ‘Devi’ Of Plagiarizing A 2018 Student Film Named ‘FOUR’

On March 2, a 13-minute short film titled ‘Devi’ was released, poignantly showcasing the grim reality of crimes against women in India.

Writer-director Priyanka Banerjee, as well as the actors Kajol, Neha Dhupia, Shruti Haasan, Neena Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, Sandhya Mhatre, Rama Joshi, Shivani Raghuvanshi, and Yashaswini Dayama, received praise for the hard-hitting narrative of the film, reports The Indian Express.

According to Business Standard, on March 3, Abhishek Rai (content creator at AndaKurry Productions) called out the creators of ‘Devi’ for allegedly plagiarizing the basic premise and concept from his own short film titled ‘FOUR’.

Hi.Here's something I'd like to bring to everybody's notice.We at AndaKurry Productions, made a short film when we…

Posted by Abhishek Rai on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

He revealed that his five and a half minute film was made in 2018 when he was a cinematography student at the Asian School Of Media Studies in Noida. He added,

“Hi everyone, it is my humble request to all of the fellow students and members of Asian School of Media studies to please come out and share this tragic incident to the world as the makers have been seeing this but I’m still not getting a word from them. I have been proud of this institution and whatever I’ve done for it. It’s your film too. We have been putting our hearts out in the making of these films at this age, it is our hard work and watching someone just taking it and appreciated to be as an original is just makes me heartbroken.”

Here is what the desi junta is saying in response to the allegations.

If these allegations are true, we hope that the creators apologize and give the filmmaker due credit for his work.

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