Parasite has been on everyone’s mind ever since the film hit theatres and won accolades and awards at the Academy Awards and the BAFTA’s, becoming the first Korean film ever to make such records. However, netizens don’t seem too happy about the success of the film. They are comparing the movie to the 1999 Tamil film staring Vijay, Minsara Kanna and are convinced that filmmaker Bong-Joon was inspired by it. 

However, by that logic Parasite could have also been copied from Govinda’s Hero No 1 and Kamal Haasan’s Kadhala Kadhala which had similar story lines. A boy and his family infiltrating a girl’s house for the sake of love was a running theme for years in different languages. 

So did Bong-Joon Ho really copy a 1999 Tamil film and win four Oscars for it? Well, that’s up to you to decide.