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Anurag Basu has responded to criticism that scenes from Barfi! have been copied. The film features scenes which closely resemble sequences from Singin' in the Rain, Project A, Charlie Chaplin in The Adventurer, Buster Keaton's Cops and The Notebook, while Pritam's music appears to be influenced by Amelie. In an interview on TV show Headlines Today, Ndtv Movies reports that Basu defended his film by saying: "If I would have changed the shot, twisted things around and made it my own it would have been stealing.

"I did shot-to-shot because they are famous iconic shots and scenes from famous masterpieces, every filmmaker knows them." The director described the film as a homage to Chaplin and drew parallels with last year's 'Best Film' Oscar winner The Artist, (more) »

- By Priya Joshi

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