Mammootty and director Lijo Jose Pellissery are currently enjoying the success of their recently released movie Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam and right when the venture has been receiving great reviews, it has been accused of plagiarism.
Two months after the release of Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, director Halitha Shameem who is famous for movies like Sillu Karupatti and Poovarasam Peepee, has accused director Lijo Jose Pellissery of plagiarizing the essence of her film Aelay in Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam. The director took to her Facebook handle and revealed that she was shocked to watch the aesthetics copied in the Mammootty starrer. She also pointed out that director Lijo made some minor changes but copied the concept and aesthetics which became a key point in Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam.
“Stealing all the aesthetics from a film isn’t acceptable. For Aelay, we prepared a village and its people and shot the film there for the first time. I am happy that Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam was shot there with the same people. However, it is disappointing that all the aesthetics that I added with deliberate care have been copied throughout the film (Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam),” she posted.
She also mentions that she made the post to stand up for herself and she won’t back away when her concept has been plagiarized.