Sr NTR's Film Was Hollywood Remake - Nostalgia
Inspiration, adaptation, lifting, copying, freemaking...we may call it by any name but the essence is the same. The work is not original. Some filmmakers are specialists in such things. There is a widespread opinion among the audience that this generation filmmakers are experts in such things but the old generation was original. But there are some opinions contradicting this.
The only difference is that people don't know the original work in the olden days. Nowadays, it is increasingly difficult for the filmmakers to hide the original work thanks to the internet and social media. If we take an example of 'adaptation' from the black & white days, we will understand it thoroughly.
'Ramu' is a super hit film starring Sr. NTR and Jamuna which was released in 1968. AVM Productions banner bankrolled the film and was made also in Tamil with the same title in 1966 starring Gemini Ganesan. It is an official remake of Hindi super hit 'Door Gagan Ki Chaaon Mein'(1964). Surprisingly, the makers of Hindi version inspired by the story from a Hollywood flick titled 'The Proud Rebel'(1958). Though the Tamil, Telugu versions are official remakes of the Bollywood flick, the Hindi version is an inspiration from the American film.
The bottom line here is that the inspiration is an evergreen phenomenon and it is always there. But now, with the advent of social media and exposure of the audience to world movies, they are able to identify the original works. No filmmaker can escape from the clutches of netizens if he lifts some storyline or scene from other film whether is an Indian film or a foreign language film.