Many admire the film "Manmadhudu" as one of the classics delivered by Nagarjuna and Vijayabhaskar-Trivikram duo. However, the film's plot is straight away grabbed from the Hollywood movie, Mel Gibson's 'What Women Want', and only give a local touch, removing some fantasy elements.
From the advertising agency theme to eavesdropping on women, from hating women to stealing colleague's ideas, everything is copied line to line from the Hollywood movie. As there's no vast internet availability then, probably Nagarjuna and his team escaped the criticism. But now, it looks like it is not so easy for Manmadhudu 2 to do the same.
Going by some inside reports, Manmadhudu 2 is said to be a freemake of 2006 French film "Prete-moi ta main". It deals with the story of a 43-year old man who gets forced by 7 members of his family to get married, but he ends up only having sexual relations but no love for any. But finally, he brings his friend's daughter to act like his lover and escape on their marriage day but falls for her.
If the teaser of Manmadhudu 2 is anything to go by, it looks like 'inspiring' from this French movie is indeed true. But some say this Nagarjuna-Rakul starrer is not a freemake but an official remake only. Let's see.