Call it plagiarism. Call it channelizing. Call it repurposing. Looks like a lazy bit of recycling.
The teaser for Shankar’s Ai leaves you with a “Where have I seen this before?” feeling.
I can evn go to the extent of ignoring the Rohit Shetty Physics , the weird Trans-SheHumanoid-Former bike and the Hobbit feet surplus from Weta.
The Hunchback in 300 (Ephialtes of Trachis) and Vikram’s character in Ai look eerily similar.
Then, we have something which looks like a Kollywood “Semma Mass” version of Maurice Sendak’s Where the wild things are.
Why can’t Shankar’s characters be as memorable and as original as his song picturisations?