"Squid Game reminds me of the Bollywood movie"
Indian social media users have claimed that Bollywood has already made Squid Game.
The South Korean survival drama is a popular choice among Netflix users.
The show sees hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accepting an invitation to compete in children’s games for a lucrative prize, however, the stakes are deadly.
Squid Game has been a massive hit, with Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos stating that the show has a “very good chance” of being the platform’s most-watched show.
The story seems to be an original one, but not according to Indian Twitter users.
They said that Bollywood came up with a similar storyline in 2009.
Luck was directed by Sohum Shah and starred Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Shruti Haasan, and Mithun Chakraborty.
The storyline also appears similar to Squid Game.
It is about mafia leader Moussa. He gives a group of people an opportunity to turn their luck around and earn a hefty sum of money. They are required to play deadly games while people bet on them.
The film may have had a stellar cast but it failed to make a mark at the box office.
Indian Twitter users are now pointing out the similarities between the Bollywood film and the Netflix show.
Another person said: “Squid Game reminds me of the Bollywood movie Luck.”
One wrote: “Ok does Squid Game remind anyone else of that Sanjay Dutt, Shruti Haasan film Luck?! It’s like the TV show form of the movie!”
One netizen commented: “Who said Squid Game is cool and dark??!!!!
“Have you ever watched Imran Khan’s Luck?”
One person did not understand Squid Game‘s “hype”, saying:
“You know I don’t understand the hype about Squid Game, that show is a 3rd class copy of the Bollywood movie Luck.”
However, Luck is not a completely original story as it was a loose adaptation of the 2001 Spanish thriller Intacto.
Meanwhile, Squid Game‘s director Hwang Dong-hyuk spoke about the reason behind the popularity of Korean content.
He said: “Korean society, I would say, is a very dynamic one.
“It is the only single country remaining divided in the world.
“The people of the same origin are divided because of the military tension and there are a lot of people staying in a small-sized land.
“We have a very hyper-connectivity with high-speed internet so a lot of influences are being given and received among all the population living in this country.
“We get influenced a lot by the other factors that are surrounding us which is why probably the Korean content is very much liked.
“The content is responding to external conditions and it is also accepting a lot of changes fast and it is sensitive to the changes that probably Korean content is perceived as entertaining one to the global audience.”