Is Love Aaj Kal copy of Taiwanese film Three Times (Zui Hao De Shi Guang) ?

Posted: June 21, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, gossipmongers, News, plagiarism, Story / Plot / Synopsis, writing
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Thats what the buzz is. We would like to believe its NOT. Plagiarism ? Not again! Because we have never heard of Imtiaz Ali as dvd director. But then, you never know. May be only the basic idea, story, plot or synopsis. Or it can be coincidence. Lets check out.

Zui Hao De Shi Guang ( Three Times)

To quote from –

Zui Hao De Shi GuangThe film wisely opens with the most successful of the three ‘Times’ – 1966 A Time for Love – – tracing the emergence of timid passion between a lad headed for the military and a young girl who works in a pool hall. They communicate by letters after their first brief introductory encounter and circumstances interfere with the progress of their relationship in 1966 Taiwan.

The middle section 1911 A Time for Freedom is gorgeous visually and conceptually the director has elected to use the cinematic form of the period (silent movie) to tell his story about the freeing of a young girl from the grip of a brothel madam and surveys the political tensions between Japan and China as the quietly lighted story of love and yearning unfolds.

The film ends with 2005 A Time for Youth and here our lovers are caught up in the pollution of smog, cellphones, emails, nightclubs, and infidelities for same sex affairs that speak loudly about the tenor of the times.

Two actors play the lead roles in three stories set in three different years.

And here is a promo of the film

Love Aaj Kal

loveaajkalposter 2Love Aaj Kal is the story of Jai ( Saif Ali Khan) and Meera (Deepika Padukone). It starts at a cafe in London which is run by Veer Singh ( Rishi Kapoor). The duo meet, jump into bed first and then they fall in love. With Jai-Meera’s love story, there is parallel track of Veer Singh, his love story with Harleen, which happens in flashback and is set in Delhi. One is today’s love story and the other is of yesteryears. Saif Ali also plays the younger Veer Singh (Rishi Kapoor).

Veer does not understand how Jai can treat matters of the heart without passion, like a financial transaction. Jai does not understand how Veer Singh could have been so naïve and silly about Harleen in the days of his youth. But as both stories unfold, we realize that the process of relationship might be different in different eras, but the experience of being in love remains the same.

So there is the frolic and despair of modern living, the liberation and confusion. And there is the past – the times of innocence and compulsion. And there is distance, and the fondness that increases with distance. Gaps widen between two people, but bridges keep growing too.


The basic idea suspiciously sounds similar. One is Love Aaj Kal and the other is Love Aaj Kal Parsoon. One is Two Times, other is Three Times. But since its Imtiaz Ali, we would like to reserve our comments till its release. Lets see. 

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