The actor Sumanth has faced a hiatus of downfall which lasted over a decade. After several years of struggle, he came up with ‘Malli Rava’ which resurrected his career. He is careful enough to work with debut directors on non-linear subjects which helped him create buzz over his upcoming projects. He is working on interesting projects like Subramanyapuram and Idam Jagath.
The teaser of his upcoming film ‘Idam Jagath’ is getting good response from the audience. He is playing the role of an anti-hero who reports and even creates News for sensationalism of media. The non-linear theme and visuals received decent response from audience. But a section of social media users found many similarities between the theme and scenes of ‘Idam Jagath’ with that of acclaimed Hollywood film ‘Nightcrawler’.
Nightcrawler is a 2014 crime drama film starring Jake Gyllenhaal in lead role. Jake Gylenhaal played the role of a desperate jobless guy who enters the L.A. crime journalism, and eventually blurs the line between reporter and participant for sensational News coverage. The film was nominated for Oscar awards under the category for best original screenplay. Jake Gyllenhaal was nominated and won several awards for his portrayal of a con man.
After watching the teaser of Idam Jagath, several people felt that the film resembles Nightcrawler. Many social media users started accusing the makers of plagiarism. The makers didn’t respond on the matter as of now. After the Agnyaathavaasi plagiarism episode, many filmmakers are avoiding scripts that are inspired from popular Hollywood films. As the routine commercial films are time and again rejected by the audience and the reach of Telugu cinema has increased, the actors should be careful not to repeat the mistakes. There is a dire need of writers in Tollywood, and the producers should start projects with good scripts like early days instead of cooking scripts in-house after actors sign the film.