Plagiarism in Forthcoming Movies – 13 – Akshay Kumar’s Rowdy Rathore & Khiladi 786

There is very little difference between the posters showing the fist here – hand-drawn with Moustache and shaven with sunglasses.

And what is it with creative agencies wanting Akshay to burst out of every poster. Seriously.

Well, You burst on the scene already a legend, the unwashed phenomenon, the original vagabond (Apologies to Joan Baez)

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Plagiarism in Forthcoming Movies – 13 – Vijay’s Yohan Adhyayam Ondru

I Love Shameless Rip-Offs!!

Vijay’s forthcoming movie Yohan rips off from a 2008 French flick Largo Winch.

The emphasis of the other posters is on showing how cool the hero is and the extent of his globetrotting. Reminds me somewhere of the brilliant I am Legend poster set.

The one where he is kneeling before a red car reminds me of some poster I am not able to place a finger on.

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Art Inspired by other works of Art – 01 – Johannes Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter by an Open Window

Vermeer was one of the greatest Dutch masters of the 17th Century.  Like Caravaggio, the name Vermeer induces deep respect. What is to be remembered is that his works were “rediscovered” after critical re-assessments made him out to be the unsung genius.

His body of work numbers just 35 paintings and that in Canvas years is merely a handful. But the number of artists, writers, film-makers & composers who have been obsessed with him & his life in Delft is stunning.

Let us start with a famous Artist – Edward Hopper (Of NighthawksAutomat Fame) :

Edward Hopper’s Morning in a City borrows its visual language from Vermeer’s A Girl reading a letter by an Open Window. The window in a corner is omnipresent in many of Vermeer’s works and is a device borrowed from Pieter de Hooch’s works

Tom Hunter, a British Photographer who creates vignettes based on famous paintings has captured the somber mood of Vermeer perfectly in his Woman reading a Possession Order. Tom Hunter’s own take on the photo.

Jonathan Janson is the author of the book “How to paint your own Vermeer” and is also a successful artist. His version of  the same painting has a “Young Woman reading Glamour” Magazine

More versions , courtesy Google Images

And finally, the Variants of the painting by none other than Vermeer himself!

Piet Mondrian and Tyler Perry

Strikingly Similar. Piet Mondrian’s Composition 2 in Red, Blue & Yellow and Tyler Perry’s latest.

Inspired  Maybe; Lifted – Surely not!