The generally clean imaged young south superstar “Vijay” who is now basking on the success of his recent money-spinner “Thuppaki” is garnering a not-so-good publicity online due to his recent movie posters lift-offs. Not one but his last back-to-back 3 movies (one shelved) had straight lift-offs from foreign posters. In this era when internet is widely available this kind of plagiarism certainly leaves a bad taste.
Thuppaki poster which sees Vijay carrying Kajal Agarwal in police uniform, with Kajal wearing his cap, is exact same as Richard Gere’s movie “An Officer and a Gentlemen”. The film has a poster which also has Richard Gere wearing navy uniform, carrying the heroine Debra Winger in his arms, who is seen wearing his hat.
Saw this second Thuppaki poster somewhere, which is a lift-off from 2010 Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrel starrer “The Other Guys”:
“Yohan Adhyayam Ondru”
The makers released first-look poster for the movie and then due to unknown reason it was reported to be shelved for the time being. The poster is very similar to the 2008 French action thriller, “Largo Winch”
This time they plagiarized the poster from “Assassin’s Creed” which is a very popular game, loved by millions across the globe and has a cult following.