‘I feel Cheated,’ Seema Pahwa on similarities between “Pagglait” and “Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi”

Seema Pahwa has come up with her new film, Ram Prasad ki Terhvi, released on Netflix after its release in theatres on January 1. She had some crew members from the earlier released movie Pagglait on her set too. She says that none of those members opened up to her about the similarities of her movie to that of Pagglait, making her feel cheated.

When Sanya Malhotra’s film released in March, Seema realized her plot a scattered family in UP coming together only for the funeral of a deceased member being similar to Pagglait. The issue has pained Seema a lot as they had finished the film in 2018 and already released the film in front of MAMI before Pagglait could grab the audience. Moreover, she feels that there could be a simple conversation between the makers that could resolve the issue. Seema believes that the similarities between the characters who play middle-class folks can be accidental but the locations of the shoot being similar is not digestible to her as she feels that the audience is getting confused with both the films.

Earlier while speaking to the HT, Seema had complimented Sanya Malhotra on her flawless performance in the move Pagglait. But Seema always had a problem with the movie; not because the plot tends to similar but because she is of the opinion that no person in a typical family can indulge in humor while mourning the death of a young member of the family.