Aatish Kapadia, author of ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’, shared a post on social media. In the post, he said that an unofficial remake of his popular 90s show has been made in Pakistan. Aatish said the show was made and streamed without his permission. The original purpose of the show was also completely ruined.
Aatish said in his post, “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! ”
He further said, “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. 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.”
He added, “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.”