Call it copying, inspiration or whatever you will, but it is a fact that our Tollywood directors are heavily influenced by Hollywood cinema and on occasions, Bollywood too.
Trivikram Srinivas is no exception and right from Chirunavvutho to Attarintiki Daredi, there have been shades of Hollywood influences.
In S/O Satyamurthy, he appears to have taken a part of the script from a Bollywood film.
After Bunny’s family goes bankrupt, they are forced to shift to a middle-class flat. The daughter of Bunny’s elder brother does not like this as she finds the new lifestyle uncomfortable. To appease her, Bunny says that they are now doing a reality show and have to play their parts for some time.
The same scene is present in Bollywood film ‘Ta ra rum pum’ starring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee. In the movie, Saif who is a formula one racer loses everything and his family is forced to shift to a more humble residence. Saif gives the same reason to his little girl who complains at the change in lifestyle.
Inspiration, copying or a coincidence?