Well, what can we say, the Ulaganayagan got there first, Scarlett.

Is this Scarlett Johansson film inspired by Kamal Haasans Panchatantiram
Flix Kollywood Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 15:40

Five friends go on a holiday, meet a hot stripper and...oops, before they know it, the stripper is dead and it's up to them to hide the body.

Sounds a lot like the plot of the KS Ravikumar directorial Panchatantiram? Well...surprise! Hollywood appears to have been inspired by Kollywood this time around.

A Twitter user has pointed out that the trailer for Scarlett Johansson's Rough Night, directed by Lucia Aniello, has an uncanny resemblance to the plot of the 2002 Tamil comedy.


Except, the five friends are women and they're on a bachelorette trip when things go haywire. In the Tamil film, starring Kamal Haasan, Jayaram, Ramesh Aravind, Sriman, and Yugi Sethu, four friends try to spice up the life of their fifth buddy who is depressed because his wife has left him.

Ramya Krishnan played Maggie, the sex worker, whom they hire and who is later found dead. Although the film was hilarious, thanks to Crazy Mohan's sparkling wit which was apparent in the dialogues, it was an average grosser at the box-office.

Where Panchatantiram was about bromance, Rough Night is about girl bonding - how different that would make the two films remains to be seen.

Slated to release later this year, Rough Night has a rating of 98% (Want to see) on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating that this R-rated comedy has already set expectations high.

Well, what can we say, the Ulaganayagan got there first, Scarlett.


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