Is the Sanya Malhotra starrer ‘Pagglait’ a copy of ‘Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi’?

Sanya Malhotra starrer Pagglait has a lot of similarities with Seema Pahwa’s directorial debut Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi.

Pagglait is a Sanya Malhotra starrer film which released on 26th March 2021. After the movie released, people could tell that Seema Pahwa’s directorial debut Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi and Umesh Bisht’s Pagglait have a lot of similarities.

Things that lead to people thinking of it as a copy was that while Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi premiered in October 2019, Pagglait went on floors just after a month in November 2019 with the exact same storyline.


While the whole team of ‘Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi’ is upset over the similarities, the director Seema Pahwa is still giving the makers a benefit of doubt.

“People go through several similar experiences in life. If you take a middle-class family, there are events and people who share similarities so I feel this could be a coincidence. It definitely must be a coincidence, who would want to copy someone else’s work,” Seema explained.

She said that she doesn’t watch Netflix but she did after she recieved several calls regarding the movie. “I recently watched Pagglait. I had not seen it previously but a few people called so I had to watch the movie. When I watched it, I felt that maybe since the location was the same, the look of the middle-class family is similar, and maybe since the problems of the middle-class is the same, the movies look identical. It doesn’t make a difference if the story revolves around the problems of a young girl in Pagglait or an old lady in Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi,” she said.