Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film, Jawan, has had a record-breaking opening at the box office. The film, which stars Khan in six different roles, has grossed over ₹129 crore worldwide, making it the highest-grossing opening film in Hindi cinema. However, some fans have noted similarities between the film’s plot and that of another Tamil film, Thaai Naadu, which was released in 1989. In both films, the protagonist is a military officer who is falsely accused of treason and murdered. His son then sets out to avenge his father’s death and clear his name.
A social media user claimed that the plot of the upcoming Bollywood film Jawan is similar to that of the 1989 Tamil film Thaai Naadu. The user shared a poster of the Tamil film and wrote that it is the “original Tamil version” of Jawan. The user’s claim has sparked a debate online, with some people agreeing that the two films are similar and others arguing that they are not. Some have also expressed disappointment with Jawan, saying that it is a rehash of other South Indian films and lacks originality.
Atlee has been accused of plagiarism on multiple occasions. In 2019, Telugu short-filmmaker Nandi Chinni Reddy accused Atlee of plagiarizing the soul of his film, Slum Soccer, for Atlee’s 2019 film Bigil. Atlee’s 2017 film Mersal was also accused of copying the story of Rajinikanth’s Moondru Mugam. And in 2016, Atlee was accused of copying Vijaykanth’s film Chatriyan for his own film Theri.
Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film, Jawan, is a crowd-pleaser that stars the actor in a dual role. From his heroic entrance to the fight scenes to the dance numbers, Khan delivers a performance that is both entertaining and believable. At 57 years old, Khan is still capable of doing his own stunts, and his action sequences in Jawan are some of the best of his career. Director Atlee makes sure to blend all the elements of commercial cinema into a massy entertainer that is sure to please audiences of all ages.