Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai is undoubtedly a landmark show which changed the face of comedy in India. Recently, the show’s writer Aatish Kapadia was taken aback when he came across the show’s Pakistani rip-off and took to Facebook to express his disappointment.
Aatish came to know about Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’s Pakistani remake when one of his friends forwarded it on Whatsapp. He stated that it was a scene to scene copy of his version and made him cringe. In a long note, she also slammed the blatant copy and the lack of conscience that those thieves (makers) displayed while ripping off the show. He also requested his fans and friends to not give the show any views.
He 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 neighbors, 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! 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.
Morning began with a forwarded video link. I opened it and saw a ‘word to word’ ‘frame to frame’ unofficial remake of...
Kapadia continued, “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. 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.”