Kriti
Directed byShirish Kunder[1][2]
Produced byMuvizz.com
StarringManoj Bajpayee
Radhika Apte
Neha Sharma
Manu Rishi
CinematographyManush Nandan
Edited byShirish Kunder
Music byShirish Kunder[1][2]
Distributed bymuvizz.com
Release date
  • 22 June 2016 (2016-06-22)
[3]
Running time
18 minutes and 50 seconds[3]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Kriti is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language short film directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by Muvizz.com. Hosted on YouTube, the film is a psychological thriller that stars Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma as the main characters and was released on 22 June 2016. It has been dubbed a "dark drama".[3][4][5][6][7]

Cast

Controversy

Soon after the release of the movie on YouTube, the movie ran into controversy after a young filmmaker from Nepal, Aneel Neupane claimed the movie was a copy of his short film Bob released on Vimeo on October 2015 privately among friend and family circle.[9][10][11][12][13][14] The incident developed into an ugly affair of claims and counterclaims with both the films being removed from YouTube.[15][16][17] Kriti is now back on YouTube[18] about three weeks after it was pulled down for violating said claim and Bob is back as well on YouTube.[19] Another short named DAZED also got into fight which had the similar storyline and was released on March 13, 2015 even before the both movies.[20]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Shirish Kunder to direct a short film!". TOI. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte in Shirish Kunder's short film". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Shirish's big switch". Mumbai Mirror.
  4. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan congratulates Shirish Kunder for Kriti". 20 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan Congratulates Shirish Kunder for 'Kriti'". 20 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan Says Shirish Kunders Short Film Kriti is Delightful - NDTV Movies". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Big B congratulates Shirish Kunder for 'Kriti' - Times of India". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Manoj Bajpayee Official Website". mbajpayee. Archived from the original on 21 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Nepali filmmaker claims 'Kriti' is a copy of his film 'Bob' - Times of India". Times of India. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Kriti Plagiarism Case Update: Shirish Kunder, Manoj Bajpayee Hold a Press Meet". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Is Bob Kriti's uncle?". Live Mint. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Kriti: Manoj Bajpayee defends Shirish Kunder against plagiarism charges, producers will file defamation suit". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Shirish Kunder responds to plagiarism claim with legal action". 27 June 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Shirish Kunder being victimized: Manoj Bajpayee on 'Kriti' controversy". 2 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Shirish Kunder's 'Kriti' removed from YouTube". Times of India. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Now, Nepali filmmaker's 'BOB' also removed from YouTube". DNA India. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Aneel Neupane's Short Film 'Bob' Has Also Been Taken Down From YouTube". Huffington Post India. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  18. ^ Muvizz.com (22 June 2016), Kriti - Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte & Neha Sharma featured short film by Shirish Kunder, retrieved 17 December 2017
  19. ^ Jazz Productions (12 May 2016), BOB - A Short Film by Aneel Neupane | JazzFilms, retrieved 17 December 2017
  20. ^ DIVERSITY FILMS (13 March 2015), DAZED - PSYCHO THRILLER - HINDI SHORT FILM, retrieved 17 December 2017