Jomonte Suvisheshangal is not copied from Jacobinte Swargarajyam: Vineeth Sreenivasan
Dulquer Salmaan’s Jomonte Suvisheshangal, released on January 19, is continuing it’s successful theatrical run. Though the movie was received with mixed reviews from critics who pointed out the lack of novelty, it is doing good business in all the release centres.
Upon release, social media users trolled the Dulquer Salmaan starrer for the similarity in it’s plot to Nivin Pauly’s Jacobinte Swargarajyam. There were even allegations that the movie was copied from Jacobinte Swargarajyam.
Vineeth Sreenivasan, the director of Jacobinte Swargarajyam, was asked about his opinion on the allegations in a recent interview with Times Of India.
He said, “Jomonte Suvisheshangal was scripted even before Jacobinte Swargarajyam was released. I know it because I am very close to the scriptwriter Iqbal Kuttipuram. Soon after our movie was released he narrated the entire script and all I felt was that it has a common thread. Even when I watched the film I did not find any similarities with my movie. In fact, I really enjoyed watching the film, especially the Dulquer-Mukeshettan combination. I am a fan of dad-son stories. I really loved the movie.”
Earlier, director Sathyan Anthikad and writer Dr Iqbal Kuttippuram made it clear that their movie was scripted even before the Vineeth Sreenivasan directorial hit screens.
Director Sathyan Anthikad had said, “People should atleast understand that a senior filmmaker like me and an acclaimed scriptwriter like Iqbal Kuttippuram will never do a movie that has similar shades to some other movie.”
He also pointed out the father-son relationship stories in some of his earlier movies like Veendum Chila Veetukaryangal, Manasinakkare and Rasathanthram.
Iqbal Kuttippuram had also responded to the allegations. He said, “The basic plot of both the movies are the same but that doesn’t mean that Jomonte Suvisheshangal is copied from Jacobinte Swargarajyam. Both the movies are entirely different and apart from that this story can happen in any family.“