For a director who had lifted copying into an art form, this interview reeks arrogance.
It was first used for the film Boeing Boeing, made in the 60s. It’s a 45-year old film and, after 25 years, there is no copyright in the world.
Priyadarshan has copied many movies which are less than 25 years old. For example, he made Thalavattom in 1986 which was a copy of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – a 1975 movie, which he again remade as Kyon Ki.
Still, Priyadarshan has to be respected for his technical strengths, the visual feasts he gives us in his movies and for his music sense.