If you are a ‘90s kid, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai has defined your childhood in a way. The show starring Satish Kaushik, Ratna Pathak Shah and ensemble in no time grabbed the cult status and is a popular fan show. But it looks like the writer of the show woke up to a lousy update this morning. Aatish Kapadia woke up today to a video of a Pakistani remake of his written show, and that has left him upset. Read on to know what the writer exactly has to say.
As per Aatish Kapadia who took to Facebook to express his dismay, he woke up to a video link and saw a ‘word to word’ remake of his show Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai made in Pakistan, that too unofficially. He revealed how it is put on a free video streaming platform and he feels it is a bad adaptation.
In his Facebook post, Aatish Kapadia wrote, “Morning began with a forwarded video link. I opened it and saw a ‘word to word’ ‘frame to frame’ unofficial remake of our show ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’. By someone from our not so amicable neighbours, to our west. It has been shamelessly put on a free video streaming platform and the actors have performed my written word so badly, (they’ve even added their own pedestrian bit) that I cringed!”
Further in his post, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai writer Aatish Kapadia spoke how they have clearly misunderstood the messaging of the show. “I mean getting inspired and having made a show on the lines of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is understandable. Khichdi had inspired many makers to come up with a show on the lines of Khichdi. The problem of course was that they didn’t understand the logic behind creating those illogical people. Similarly, inspired versions of Sarabhai have got it wrong, because they thought it was a show only about class conflict; which was just one aspect of it. Written by using inversion as a tool,” Aatish Kapadia said.
Concluding his post, Aatish requested people to not give the unofficial show viewership and called it a daylight robbery. “But this blatant copy!??? My god, it’s appalling. My request to my friends is to NOT give that show ‘views’, by chance you’ll come across that daylight robbery. 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. P.s imitation is the best form of flattery. But lack of permission before illegal imitation is amorality.”
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