Is the poster of Kalki’s ‘Bhram’ copied from ‘The Nightingale’?

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Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) A new poster of the web show “Bhram”, starring Kalki Koechlin, has become the focus of controversy. The poster bears an uncanny resemblance to a poster of the Australian gothic thriller, “The Nightingale”.

The anonymous Instagram account, Dietsabya called out the similarity on Wednesday, shared snapshots of the similar posters of “The Nightingale” and “Bhram”.

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“The Nightingale” poster features the tense face of the film’s heroine Aisling Franciosi, as a blackbird flies past, partially covering the face.

the “Bhram” poster features Kalki’s face exuding a similar expression, with a blackbird flying face and partially covering her face.

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The account captioned it: “We spot a ‘cheel’ (eagle) but think it is a ‘kauwa’ (crow).”

“Bhram,” written by K. Hari Kumar and directed by Sangeeth Sivan is an eight-episode web series that will stream on ZEE5 from September. It also stars Chandan Roy Sanyal. The series, a psychological thriller, will be set in Shimla.

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“The Nightingale”, which is directed by Jennifer Kent, is set in 1825 in the British penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land (now the Australian state of Tasmania). The film follows a young convicted woman seeking revenge for a terrible act of violence committed against her family. It stars Aisling Franciosi with Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, and Damon Herriman. The film was released in August 2019.

–IANS

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