Devi stars some renowned faces of the industry from the Hindi
entertainment industry, it is produced by Ryan Stephen and Niranjan Iyengar. The
short film got a lot of attention from the masses throughout the country.
However, another short film titled ‘Four’ came into limelight on the same subject which was made in 2018. The short film ‘Four’ was written and directed and edited by Abhishek Rai. Andy Kurry Productions and Marwah Films produced this short film.
The basic idea behind Four is about four women who were raped and later killed. These women then get shelter under the same roof. Four also ends on the same note when an infant if left on their doorstep and Devi concludes when a young girl knocks the door of the room where Kajol, Neha Dhupia and others are staying.
Four features victims of real cases of Nirbhaya, Bhanwari and Asifa, the actors in Devi portray the women of different class, section and religions of the society.
The similarity of the concept of both the films is very striking one just can’t ignore it.
Abhishek Rai, the director and writer of Four took to his social media handle and shared that Devi was copied from Four. Here’s what he had to say.
Here's something I'd like to bring to everybody's notice.
We at AndaKurry Productions, made a short film when we were in film school, 2 years back called 'FOUR' that dealt with a premise of rape victims sitting together in a room when a new victim arrives.
And yesterday, a film named 'Devi' was uploaded to LargeShortFilms's YouTube channel that has heavy resemblance and the premise is also of the film we made.
our film was a student film, with very little production design, bad audio and
stuff, but still it's a child of our own imagination and it's ruthless how
anyone can just pick up a piece of thought and claim it to be theirs.
The film is an intellectual property of Asian Academy of Film & Television.
Now, I have not been contacted by large short films or the makers of the film regarding any kind of query. This saddens me and I'd want your support to be heard so we can take action against the makers and the platform.