TN Govt Must Not Support Thieves like Venkat Prabhu

We have read reports in Indian newspapers that the Tamil Nadu government is providing a subsidy to Tamil movies.

According to a report in the Hindu newspaper (dt July 8, 2008), the Tamil Nadu government has earmarked Rs 4.9 crore as subsidy for quality Tamil movies with Tamil names.

Venkat Prabhu’s recent movie Saroja is nothing but an outright theft of Judgment Night and to provide a subsidy for it would be to condone blatant plagiarism and an insult to other Tamil film-makers who are working hard to bring out original work.

We fervently hope that the makers of Judgment Night get to know about the theft of their intellectual property and sue the bejesus out of this scumbag Venkat Prabhu.

Thieves like Venkat Prabhu and others of his ilk who shamelessly steal from Hollywood or other foreign movies and fob it off as original work on unsuspecting viewers ought to be barred from making movies for a few years.

Saroja director Venkat Prabhu has disgraced the entire Tamil film industry by his shameless stealing and we hope that the Tamil Nadu government does not become an accomplice in this thief’s crime by providing a subsidy to the movie.

If Tamil Nadu provides a subsidy to a movie like Saroja that’s based on theft, it’d only mean that the state government also condones piracy of Tamil movies by other unscrupulous elements.

7 Responses to "TN Govt Must Not Support Thieves like Venkat Prabhu"

  1. gandhiji   September 25, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    hope Rihanna will sue Vijay Antony.
    This movie is releasing this weekend. Responds:

    You write: hope Rihanna will sue Vijay Antony.

    Ain’t gonna happen. Look what happened to the recent Hari Puttar case.

  2. gtapradeep   September 26, 2008 at 12:52 am

    I disagree with u some part. Saroja is a runaway hit not jst coz of the story but the quick wit and the timing. Ppl here really liked it. They wer cheering for half of the movie. Most of the ppl here dont even get to see hollywood movies here…so copying, we can accept unless they jst copy and keep lying abt how they worked hard for this script and stuff like that,in this case venkat. TN govt must not support movies like this and must give support only to movies with original script. But we cant help it. Responds:

    1. You write above: Most of the ppl here dont even get to see hollywood movies here…so copying, we can accept

    We can’t accept your justification/logic.

    By your distorted logic, most Indian men don’t have wives with green eyes like Aishwarya Rai, so let’s grab her.

    Saroja director Venkat Prabhu is a lazy fellow who took the shortcut to success by stealing from Judgment Night.

    Venkat Prabhu is nothing but a thief and does not deserve the least bit of credit for Saroja.

    2. You write: But we cant help it

    Yes, you can by complaining about thieves like Venkat Prabhu to the TN govt officials who provide the subsidy.

  3. shuaib68   September 28, 2008 at 4:43 am

    I checked with Behindwoods about some movie reviews but they are not as powerful as your reviews. It is mild to me when I compare to your reviews which satisfies our thirst for a critical approach.

    I must confess that I became another victim of Sathyam. After going through the reviews and comments posted in your blog I was curious to check the garbage bin to find the needle (something worth) but it was bad experience.

    It’s a pathetic show of incompetency. Why are they talking about Vishal’s height (6 feet)? Is it something to celebrate???

    We must propose to Arnold Schwarzenegger to come with theme a song in one of his movies self glorifying about his chest being the widest.

    …and also Jim Carrey on his various presentaion of his Dental asset, Dolly Parton’s those big,blobby,bouncy pair of jellies….. Responds:

    Sathyam was a nightmare…total garbage.

  4. gtapradeep   September 28, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    complaining….u definitely dont knw wat u r talkin abt..This is tamilnadu for gods sake
    Judgement Night its a classic and no ones ever gonna watch it unless some movie gets released with the same story…
    so stop whining about some movie well made and others wives (i guess u complain abt ur wife too if she doesnt have green eyes) Responds:

    1. You write: This is tamilnadu for gods sake

    What do you think Tamil Nadu is? A Wild West frontier town where anything goes? (Since you seem to love Westerns so much, we’ll bring you the review of Appaloosa soon. It stars one of our favorite actors: Viggo Mortensen.)

    Come on, surely there are other Tamil movie-makers who are striving hard to put out original work. People like Venkat Prabhu bring shame to the entire Tamil film industry.

    2. You write: Judgement Night its a classic and no ones ever gonna watch it unless some movie gets released with the same story…

    Are you for real? What you snortin, baby….Too much of that white powder can melt your brains.

    It boggles the mind that you can condone stealing so brazenly.

    3. You write: Judgement Night its a classic

    Judgment Night is not a classic but a nice movie.

    You are using the word classic very loosely.

    Casablanca is a classic. Bicycle Thief is a classic. Sweeney Todd is a classic. Sholay is a classic. On the Waterfront is a classic (remember Marlon Brando’s famous line in the cab – I coulda been a contender). Godfather is a classic.

    Again, Judgment Night is not a classic but a well-made movie.

  5. joeantony   September 29, 2008 at 12:40 am

    I jus love your comment “By your distorted logic, most Indian men don’t have wives with green eyes like Aishwarya Rai, so let’s grab her.” …

    Hope Mr.Pradeep doesn’t have green eyed wife… 🙂 ..
    we can’t allow stealing in any form Mr.Pradeep…

    This Sori Nayee (sick dog) Venkat prabu is giving a TV interview saying that ‘first time in the world movie’ he has made a real comedy movie(saroja).. m*****f***ers like this guy think that the tamil audience are fools and they can steal anything and present it here…

    I think the Hollywood companies should take very serious actions against these thiruttu nayis (thief dogs)

  6. gtapradeep   September 29, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    thanks for ur concern joe antony……
    In TN everything goes under the name politics….thts bad not just for cinema..
    Here you are criticising movies talking politics in some blog….
    If you are doing the same in some local newspapers in TN you ll be sued by a person u dont even know…your life will be in hell…that happened to lot of good ppl here…
    I must not have mentioned JUDGEMENT NIGHT as classic….i just meant its a good old movie
    Venkat is carried away by the success…we knw he is sick and steals good script…but it will continue
    But the good movies with original script will have good response unless spoiled by some sick politicians..

  7. HandsomeRockus   October 3, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    “Venkat Prabhu studied in Trinity College of Music (London). During the music competition (and project works), the students had to compose and produce their own new tunes. Our ‘Thiruttu Naai’ used to remix Ilayarajaa’s old songs and submit as his own tunes. Most of the time, his music will be selected and honored with awards.”

    This information was leaked by the same ‘Thiruttu Naai’ during his interview in Sun TV few years ago. Responds:

    Very interesting.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to see the Thirutu Nai’s Sun TV interview on YouTube?

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