Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse for our morphing Nepali cinema, I came across this footage that made me cringe so bad I had to pause the video a couple of times before I could finish watching it. It was the visual of a song featured in the upcoming Nepali movie Thank You and I was in total disgust to find out it was a total rip off of the hit Bollywood tune ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’, only here ‘Munni’ was replaced by ‘Kanchhi’.
We’ve had numerous cases of copies in our film industry, sometimes it’s posters and sometimes it’s story lines from international cinemas and sadly, this movie is yet another addition to the list of shame. It even shares its title with a Hindi film and although it may purely be coincidental, the filmmakers could have still tried to be more original.
Personally, it’s not really the kind of video I’d go around recommending but I just feel one must know what sort of changes our movie scene is facing at the moment and decide for yourself what kind of impact it leaves on.
Here’s the Video.