“Animal” Faces Accusations Of Copying, Corridor Fight Sequence Is Similar To One In This South Korean Movie

Scheduled for release on December 1, 'Animal' featuring Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, and Anil Kapoor, is set for an anticipated clash with Vicky Kaushal’s 'Sam Bahadur.'

Ranbir Kapoor is gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated movie ‘Animal,’ slated to hit theaters soon. While the film’s trailer has ignited immense excitement among audiences, it hasn’t been immune to scrutiny, with some eagle-eyed viewers spotting potential resemblances to other films.

One of the most highlighted instances revolves around an intense axe fight scene set in a corridor. Netizens quickly pointed out its similarity to a sequence from the South Korean film ‘Oldboy,’ dating back to 2003.

Further analysis by discerning viewers unearthed deeper inspirations. They suggested that Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the director of ‘Animal,’ might have drawn influence from the Malayalam film ‘Nayakan,’ released in 2010. This Malayalam film is speculated to be the primary source of inspiration behind ‘Animal’s’ pivotal fight scene.

Beyond the fight sequence, the movie has also faced allegations of song plagiarism. The song ‘Saari Duniya Jalaa Denge,’ sung by ‘B Praak’ and composed by ‘Jaani,’ raised eyebrows due to its striking similarity to the chartbuster ‘Tum Rooth Ke Math Jana’ from the film ‘Phagun,’ featuring the iconic pair of ‘Madhubala’ and ‘Bharat Bhushan.’

The tune, originally crafted by the legendary ‘O.P Nayyar’ and melodiously rendered by ‘Mohammad Rafi,’ has been replicated on various occasions in the past. Notably, the famous Pakistani Punjabi folk song ‘Chitta Kukkad’ by ‘Musarrat Nazir’ stands out as an early replication, bearing immense resemblance to the timeless Indian hit.

‘Animal’ boasts a stellar cast including Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, and Anil Kapoor in significant roles. Scheduled for release on December 1, it’s poised to clash with Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Sam Bahadur.’

As the anticipation builds for ‘Animal’s’ release, these accusations of scene similarities and song resemblances have added layers of scrutiny.

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