Dulquer Salmaan had heaped praise on Advaith but a short film director has pointed out the similarity it has to his movie.

Advaith Jayasuryas short film heavily inspired by award winning effortScreenshot/ Youtube
Flix Plagiarism Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 14:37

Popular Malayalam actor Jayasurya's 10-year-old son, Advaith, recently released a short film directed by him titled Good Day on YouTube.

The film is about a young boy who sees an underprivileged man on the road and buys him a weighing machine to provide him a livelihood.

After Dulquer Salmaan raved about the film on his Facebook page, hailing the young boy's efforts and saying that he was very proud of him, the film gained a lot of eyeballs.

Calling it the "nicest surprise", Dulquer said he got emotional watching the film because Advaith is only 10-years-old.

"I made my first short films in high school. Most of which were so amateur. But this is so well thought out and has a such a sweet message to it. Extremely proud of you Aadi ! You're also such an awesome actor. Your expressions are too cute," Dulquer said.

Director Midhun Manuel Thomas also heaped praise on the film, recalling that whenever he went to Jayasurya's house, he'd see Advaith busy editing films on his laptop.

However, it has now come to attention that the film appears to be heavily "inspired" by 72 Kg, a short film which released 1.5 years ago and won second place at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Thamar, the director of 72 Kg put up a short message on his Facebook wall, pointing out the similarity between the two films but also congratulating the young boy for his efforts.

Watch:

A Good Day

72 Kg

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