Wonders never cease! Films about reincarnation never stop casting their spell on Indian filmmakers, and never mind audiences have outright rejected films on reincarnation, the latest example being Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya.
In producer-turned –director Dinesh Vijayan’s directorial debut Rabtaa, Jim Serbh is cast in a role suspiciously akin to what Ram Charan Teja had played in S S Rajamouli’s 2009 Telugu film Magadheera.
Serbh’s character jumps from one life to another to get back the love of his life played by Kriti Sanon. The idea is ripped from Magadheera and the Twitter kingdom hasn’t stopped trolling the Raabta team ever since the trailer came out.
Talk of Raabta being a Magadheera ripoff has reached producer Madhu Mantena who owns the official remake of rights of Magadheera.
Apparently Mantena is trying to ascertain the truth about Raabta being a ripoff.
Says a source close to Mantena, “Madhu paid a fortune to acquire the Hindi remake rights of Magadheera. He has been trying to remake Magadheera into Hindi for eight years.It’s a costly film. The Hindi remake is expected to have a budget of Rs 120 crore. At one point he almost succeeded in putting together the project withShahid Kapoor. But the project fell apart. Madhu is still at it and he hopes to get the project going in 2018. There is no way he will allow a ripoff to steal his thunder.”
The ball is in producer-director Dinesh Vijayan’s court. I did ask him if Raabta is ripped off fro Magadheera. There was no reply.