Ever since the two movies Geethanjali and Thira got released, various comments are flowing saying that both the movies have been copied or inspired from some other sources. Priyadarshan, director of Geethanjali, has not come forward giving an explanation to these comments. But, Vineeth is indeed brave. The Thira director has come forward confessing - yes, Thira is inspired!
On his Facebook page, he wrote, "A few people have been asking me if Thira is inspired from certain films [international & malayalam].. some of these films i have seen, some others i have not.. One thing i can say is that; if u look at all these films including Thira, u ll find one thing in common.. the story.. Every film based on kidnapping or trafficking has the same story. Someone gets kidnapped and someone goes in search of them. I believe that's how it'll happen in life as well as in movies."
"The real inspiration of Thira is the autobiography of Somaly Mam - The Road Of Lost Innocence. We have also been inspired by the lives of Sunita Krishnan and Anuradha Koirala.. A genuine effort has been made to keep the characters authentic and their problems real. And i am really happy that people are acknowledging it. Thought i owe this explanation to u guys.. take care everyone."
Thira will be releasing outside Kerala, today. Vineeth wrote, "Really happy to share this news!! Thira is releasing outside kerala on friday.. 22nd Nov.. Mumbai, Pune and the north indian centres; release is on the same day, but the list has not come to me yet.. will update about it soon.. i am posting the south indian theatre list now.. Due to theatre availability issue, Mysore and Belgaum release is only by next week..."