Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Agnyaathavasi’ released yesterday, 10th January, 2018 worldwide amidst much hype however, started receiving poor reviews after the first few shows. Many critics were disappointed with the film’s slow pace and screen-writing, which eventually led to disappointment after there huge expectations on the combination of Trivikram Srinivas and Pawan Kalyan. While Pawan Kalyan received a thumbsup for his performance in the film, many were surprised and disappointed with the writing of Trivikram Srinivas in Agnyaathavaasi who is widely regarded for his witty writing skills. Days prior to the release, Agnyaathavaasi found itself amidst plagiarism controversy and it was being said that the film was a remake of French film ‘Largo Winch’ which is directed by Jérôme Salle. Apparently, the remake rights of the film were obtained by T-Series in Bollywood and the production house sent a notice to the makers of Agnyaathavaasi regarding the film ahead of the release. However, the issue was amicably settled after the makers of Agnyaathavaasi agreed to pay an agreed amount as ‘settlement’.
Largo Winch director Jérôme Salle, on learning about this, had tweeted saying that he will watch the movie to know more about the plagiarism issue. And on the day of the release, Jérôme Salle watched the film and later tweeted saying just a settlement with T-Series will not be enough regarding the plagiarism issue since Agnyaathavaasi is released worldwide. This may not be good news for the makers of Agnyaathavaasi who are already in a spot of bother after the film failed to impress a major segment of the audience.
Jérôme Salle, before watching Agnyaathavaasi, had tweeted – “Screening at #LeBrady tonight. Great atmosphere thanks to the audience. I could‘ve loved the movie but unfortunately the plot was too familiar. #LargoWinch #Agnyaathavaasi “
— Jérôme Salle (@Jerome_Salle) January 9, 2018
And after watching the film, Jérôme Salle tweeted – “I’m afraid a settlement with T-series will not be enough. It’s not only about India. The movie #Agnyaathavaasi has been released worldwide yesterday.”
— Jérôme Salle (@Jerome_Salle) January 10, 2018
With such reaction coming from Jérôme Salle, this will add to the woes of the makers of Agnyaathavaasi who already are worried about the performance of the film in cinema halls.