Re: Quiz

Sreenivas Paruchuri (sreeni@ktpsp2.uni-paderborn.de)
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 12:49:06 +0100 (MET)


> 	Our very first (or almost the first, if you want to be picky) 
> 'novel' was inspired by Vicar of Wakefield. It continues so even
> today. BN made Ibsen's Pillars of the Society into peddamanushyulu. Now
> Kamal Haasan makes bhaamanE satya bhaamanE.
 
Since I so often wrote on Telugu song and film adaptations (from other
languages) on SCIT and RMIM, I don't repeat my opinions :-). I just say 
that its certainly not plagiarism. To quote 3 examples; naagayya's 
claasics: beedalapaaTlu (1950, on Hugo's Les Miserables) & naayillu (1953,
on Butler's The way of all flesh) and BN's bangaarupaapa (1955, Elliot's
Silas Marner) were also "based" on English works/classics. But look at the
originality (and "telugu tanam") in those films. I even once quoted what
Chaplin commented on bangaarupaapa! 

nitpicking ..... Though _pedda manushulu_ was released on Vaahini banner,
BN was not involved in that "project". It was K.V. Reddy, who directed
it and asked DVNRaju to work on story/screenplay.

Regards,		--Sreenivas

P.S. well, plagiarism did/does exist; esp. in film music industry. But as per
Indian copyright act, theres no copyright on tunes.