Check out some of the tweets here:
If Squid Game happened in India https://t.co/Arc9SZ2i2i
— Srishti Pandey (@srishtayyyy) 1633590344000
No one can destroy Akki Bhai https://t.co/TULpC6zPZg
— shruti (@JustShruting) 1633598153000
If squid game was made in India https://t.co/YFwHtLFfsb
— sankastics (@runwal_sanket) 1633604880000
I think I downloaded the wrong episode of #SquidGame https://t.co/uRQWG9D5NH
— त्रि-Vines (@trilochann45) 1633581606000
The show had hit the headlines recently after the makers were accused of plagiarism. According to a group of netizens, the series has blatantly plagiarised scenes from the 2014 Japanese movie ‘As The Gods Will’.
Fans of the Japanese film took to the micro-blogging site to point out the similarities between the series and the film. From survival deathmatches using childhood games, to close-up shots of giant doll heads in the game of ‘Red Light Green Light’, the countdown clock, and other things were found to be similar.
그리고 오징어게임 일본작품 표절입니다 https://t.co/5kS1oZL5Su https://t.co/rAfQEWXAm3
— 7 (@Fra77777777) 1632046049000
squid game remind me of one japanese movie, as the gods will. it’s survival movie based on games. but the japanese… https://t.co/vFokZMwzLu
— (@mikazwki) 1632027064000
If you like Squid game you can also check out As the God will it’s a Japanese movie. They’re also playing tradition… https://t.co/i3BB745ZvY
— Blossom (@kimbaeson) 1632049076000
#squidgame is a good watch but the only reason its getting compared to AiB is its their only exposure to these surv… https://t.co/rXdFM2oyEq
— mikays (@Mikays16) 1632024453000
In defence of the show, the series’ director Hwang Dong-hyuk mentioned that the script had been in the works since 2008, per The Korea Herald.
Not denying that the scenes are similar, the director said that he has been working on the project for over a decade and at the time, the first game had already been fixed as ‘Red Light Green Light’. Not wanting to claim total ownership of the story, he did say that at such times, he is forced to say “I did it first.”