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Amitabh Bachchan's Upcoming Movie 'Te3n' Copied From The Korean Thriller 'Montage'


The trailer for 'Te3n' is out and the Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer already looks like a potential box-office success. The dark and gripping trailer tells us the story of a man whose granddaughter died in a tragic kidnapping incident. The movie has something of an eerie deja vu like feel to Sujoy Ghosh's 'Kahaani', which also starred Balan and Siddiqui. But 'Kahaani' isn't the only movie it bears resemblance with. The trailer and the basic plot of the movie seems to have drawn a lot of inspiration from a 2013 Korean movie called 'Montage'. In 'Montage', fifteen years after an unsolved kidnapping case, another kidnapping takes place using the same method on a similar target. Three people team up to solve the case: the grandfather, who lost his granddaughter right in front of him, the mother, who has been searching for the person who abducted her daughter fifteen years ago, and the detective with a guilty conscience, who puts everything into this long-unsolved case. 

 As is evident to anyone, this sounds a lot like what 'Te3n' promises to be about. Both the movies involve a trio who are trying to solve a kidnapping incident. Both have the element of a kidnapping being repeated in a similar fashion. And both the movies have an obsessed grandfather and a guilt-ridden cop who failed to solve the case in the first go. This wouldn't be the first time Bollywood has drawn inspiration from Korean cinema. 'Murder 2' was a blatant rip off of the Korean movie 'Chaser'. 'Awaarapan' draws heavily from 'A Bittersweet Life'. The most famous ones, though, are 'Zinda' which is an almost scene by scene copy of the Korean cult classic 'Oldboy' and 'Ek Tha Villain' from 'I Saw The Devil'. People have already started pointing out the obvious similarities between 'Te3n''and 'Montage'. For example these comments on the trailer of 'Montage' on YouTube. 



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