Plagiarism in Forthcoming Movies – 7 – Yuvan Yuvathi and Rene Magritte

After a lot of Bollywood-bashing, here’s a Tamil movie which is one of the most shameless rips I have seen so far.

Rene Magritte’s classic painting The Lovers (Les Amants) has been used as the poster announcing shooting. Lots of movies have used paintings as inspiration. But, this one just “uses” the painting.

I do hope someone taking the movie pays up the royalty to use this painting.

See for yourself:

Magritte’s Lovers  series consists of 4 paintings.

There are also the 4 Covered Heads (which includes the 2 paintings in the Lovers series)

L’histoire centrale (The central story)

L’invention de la vie (The Invention of Life)

As usual, the meaning of the paintings remain shrouded in mystery. Theories range from Fantomas to his mother’s suicide , Love is Blind all the way down to Nick Carter Detective magazines.

One more post on Magritte & Movie Posters / Album art will follow.