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Nani-starrer Gang Leader, a rip-off? 

The promo of Gang Leader hints at thematic similarities with the Korean film, Girl Scouts

Published: 04th September 2019

Nani's upcoming film, Gang Leader, a revenge drama featuring women from different stages of life, is said to be a rip-off of the 2008 South Korean action-comedy, Girl Scouts. The Korean film, directed by Kim Sang-man, charts the story of four women, who cause chaos by forming a girl gang to track down a credit union CEO to recover stolen money.

Going by the promo of Gang Leader, which was recently released online, one cannot help but notice a thematic similarity between the Nani-starrer and the Korean film. It seems like writer-director Vikram K Kumar has Indianised it by adding a sub-plot involving a little girl and Nani's character as a revenge writer, Pencil.

It is notable that, a few days ago, French director Jerome Salle accused the makers of Saaho of copying his film Largo Winch and called it the second 'free-make' of his 2008 action thriller, after the Pawan Kalyan-starrer Agnyaathavaasi.

Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, Nani's Gang Leader also stars Lakshmi, Priyanka Arul Mohan, and Karthikeya Gummakonda in prominent roles. The film is slated for release on September 13.

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