Avtaar and the Oscars

So there is this email doing the rounds about why Avtaar deservedly won nothing at the Oscars: it was blatantly based on a 1983 Bollywood masterpiece of the same name, starring the one and only Rajesh Khanna. Consider, for starters, the similarity in posters:

Same difference

Kaka’s paralyzed hand is reprised in the James Cameron blockbuster. Thus:

Hands free

Shabhana Azmi’s acting provides the template for Cameron’s character:

That far away -- too far away -- look

And finally — the same dumb expressions on the faces of the protagonists:

Look and feel

Thanks to the friend who sent this in, and who prefers anonymity.

Update: Thanks to a friend on Twitter, found the source. Faking News. Here you go.

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