The plot of Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma's new film sounds similar to a 2009 South Indian movie
With more and more South films being officially remade in Bollywood, there seems to be little reason or point in recreating a story without giving real credit.
But it looks like that's exactly the case with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. The basic plot of the film sounds suspiciously similar to Tamil film Nan Avanillai 2, which released in 2009.
Both films deal with a con man, who cons women across the country and then encounters another lady who proves to be his counterpart in the same domain, and takes him on eventually.
Chennai-based director Selva, who incidentally isn't even aware of Ranveer and Anushka's latest film, says, "In my film there is one man who cheats three women over a period of time. Then he encounters a lady who does exactly what he does, but she is on a mission to con him back."
A source points out that the Jeevan starrer Nan Avanillai 2 is the sequel of Nan Avanillai (2007) which itself was a remake of a 1974 film by the same name, that was directed by Balachander. The source says, "Nan Avanillai 2 is not a very popular film and it garnered pretty bad reviews down South.
So it's possible that only the outline sounds the same and the films primarily are completely different.The director of Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Maneesh Sharma says, "Someone mentioned this film to me a few weeks back. But I did not get a chance to see it. My film is already in the theatres; so now let people watch and decide."