‘Kriti Vs Bob’: Did Shirish Kunder won the battle?

‘Kriti Vs Bob’: Did Shirish Kunder won the battle?

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The Cinema Times,

Now, Shirish Kunder seems to have come up trumps in his fight against the creators of Nepali short film Bob, who blamed the producer for having counterfeited their film to make his as of recently served, short film Kriti.

As per a public statement conveyed by its makers Muvizz.com, in light of what they’re terming a “false copyright claim” and their failure to give adequate evidence inside 15 days to move down their assertions against, Kriti is currently back on YouTube around three weeks after it was pulled down for damaging said claim. Weave, which was additionally brought down over a comparative case by Muvizz.com, keeps on being off YouTube and also Vimeo.


In addition, Kunder was cited as saying that they have greater arrangements for his short, which featured Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte, and Neha Sharma. “Today after about 3 Million people watching it and film getting worldwide gathering of people from spots like Brazil, Poland, Egypt, Israel, and numerous more nations, Muvizz.com and I have chosen to twofold out endeavors and showcase a greater amount of Kriti to our group of onlookers through the configuration of a web arrangement or an element film,” he said.

They have likewise looked for Rs 5 crore in harms from the group of Bob, coordinated by Aneel Neupane and created by Jazz Productions. On June 24, Neupane composed a Facebook status that circulated around the web, calling attention to the similitudes in plot, creation plan, and even discourse between the two — a case that seemed trustworthy to numerous who watched both movies (counting ourselves).

Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, who has been taking care of the case for Muvizz.com, expressed that Neupane had “persistently neglected to substantiate his cases and was just depending on confirmation which can be effectively controlled with, for clear reasons”. In a question and answer session, the producers of Kriti had not just rubbished the affirmations, saying that their film had been shot three months before Bob was transferred on YouTube, yet rather bounced back the fault, asserting that it was maybe Kriti that had been counterfeited.

“This case has turned into a reason for sympathy toward movie producers everywhere throughout the world, as they have to comprehend that their work can be effectively duplicated by fraudsters, as well as confirmation can be effortlessly controlled by such fraudsters if the said matter is not took care of in an appropriate way,” said Siddiquee, in the official statement.

Neupane, on his part, has not surrendered the battle. On July 10, he’d held a public interview in Kathmandu reporting that he had sent a lawful notification to Kunder, Muvizz.com, and Bajpayee (who turned out firmly in backing of the film) and looked for a pay of Rs 25 lakh.

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