Ace director Selvaraghavan and his producers Lakshmi Movie Makers are in a big fix. The reason is that their film Puthupet has lot of similarities with Vishnuvardhan’s Pattiyal!
On the release day of Pattiyal, the trailer of Puthupet was screened during interval in all theatres including Sangam, which has also booked the film. The audiences were amazed to see a lot of similarities between the two films.
In Pattiyal, Bharath washes the blood stains from a knife in a washbasin after he kills a man, while the Puthupet trailer opens with a similar scene. Another similar scene has the gangsters sitting in a dingy hotel and having food with their family.
The hit song Poga Poga… in Pattiyal was picturised on the ECR and a private beach near Mahabalipuram. Puthupet too has a look-alike song picturised against the same background! And it seems there are nine scenes that are similar in both the films including camera angles and lighting!
It cannot get more bizarre than this with sources inside the industry and trade confirming that there are far too many similarities between the two gangster movies. So is that the reason why the release of Puthupet is being postponed? And now with Pattiyal turning out to be a hit, Selva has more reasons to be worried about!