Sarabhai vs Sarabhai gets a Pakistani remake, writer Aatish Kapadia says it’s a ‘blatant copy’


Written by Sana Farzeen
| Mumbai |

December 16, 2020 2:46:01 pm

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai launched in 2004 and efficiently aired for 2 years on Star One. (Photo: Star Network)

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is a cult tv present and a success story that not many sitcoms have managed to attain. Trying to recreate its magic, a Pakistani present has made a blatant copy of the Star Network collection. This has left Sarabhai writer Aatish Kapadia amused.

In a lengthy word posted on Facebook on Monday, the writer shared that he acquired to know concerning the “unofficial remake” of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai when he was despatched a forwarded video hyperlink.

Sharing that he cringed seeing the actors carry out his phrases so badly, what shocked Kapadia was that the present has been “shamelessly” placed on a free video streaming platform. The writer added that whereas it’s comprehensible to be impressed, the daylight theft is appalling. He additionally requested all his pals to not give the present any view in case they arrive throughout it.

“So much for copyright! And I don’t mean the technical copyright. I mean the shameful lack of conscience that those thieves displayed while lifting the show , lock stock and barrel! Waiting for poetic justice, if there’s any,” concluded Aatish Kapadia, including that whereas “imitation is the best form of flattery, lack of permission before illegal imitation is amorality.”

Read Aatish Kapadia’s lengthy word right here:

Morning started with a forwarded video hyperlink. I opened it and noticed a ‘word to word’ ‘frame to frame’ unofficial remake of our present ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’. By somebody from our not so amicable neighbours, to our west.

It has been shamelessly placed on a free video streaming platform and the actors have carried out my written phrase so badly, (they’ve even added their very own pedestrian bit) that I cringed!

I imply getting impressed and having made a present on the strains of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is comprehensible. Khichdi had impressed many manufacturers to provide you with a present on the strains of Khichdi. The drawback after all was that they didn’t perceive the logic behind creating these illogical folks. Similarly, impressed variations of Sarabhai have gotten it improper, as a result of they thought it was a present solely about class battle; which was only one facet of it. Written by utilizing inversion as a software.

But this blatant copy!??? My god it’s appalling. My request to my pals is to NOT give that present ‘views’ , by probability you come throughout that daylight theft.

So a lot for copyright! And I don’t imply the technical copyright. I imply the shameful lack of conscience that these thieves displayed whereas lifting the present , lock inventory and barrel!

Waiting for poetic justice, if there’s any. 

P.s imitation is the most effective type of flattery. But lack of permission earlier than unlawful imitation is amorality.

Aatish Kapadia additional advised that he didn’t wish to identify the present as he doesn’t wish to give it any publicity. He added that his level was not nearly him however it may very well be anybody’s writing. “It’s about straight lifting and then putting it on a free platform to watch,” he added.

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai launched in 2004 on Star One, and had a profitable run of greater than two years. The second season was launched in 2017 as a digital present. All its episodes are at the moment streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

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