The forthcoming horror film Munjya promises to intrigue audiences with its blend of horror and comedy, reminiscent of the successful formula employed in Stree. Both films, produced by Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Films, explore the supernatural amidst a backdrop of humour, offering viewers a unique cinematic experience. Moreover, Munjya introduces India's first CGI character in a leading role, marking a significant milestone in Indian cinema. However, upon viewing the teaser, audiences have noticed striking similarities between Munjya and two iconic characters - Uchiha Itachi from the renowned anime Naruto and Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. The teaser, with its dark jungle setting and eerie atmosphere, sets the stage for Munjya's introduction as he is drawn by the allure of the popular Bollywood song "Munni Badnam Hui." As Munjya embarks on his quest, the teaser hints at thrilling encounters and comedic moments, enticing viewers to delve deeper into the world of Munjya. Munjya Teaser Alerts All ‘Munnis’! Sharvari–Dinesh Vijan’s Film To Arrive in Theatres on June 7 (Watch Video).

The teaser provokes mixed reactions from audiences as they notice the uncanny resemblance, which fails to satisfy them. Before examining the teaser, let's explore the parallels between Munjya, Uchiha Itachi, and Gollum. Upon scrutinising Munjya's poster, it bears a striking resemblance to Itachi's portrayal, depicting him seated on a wooden pole with his sword, set against a backdrop of a full moon. Moreover, Munjya's appearance mirrors Gollum's behaviour, gestures, and facial structure. Munjya's stature also closely resembles that of Gollum. Upon closer inspection, Munjya exhibits minimal human-like facial features and behaviour, sporting animal ears and blue eyeballs. Munjya: Sharvari and Mona Singh Star in Aditya Sarpotdar’s Upcoming Comedy-Horror Film (Watch Video).

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Who Is Uchiha Itachi?

Itachi Uchiha is a key character in the popular manga and anime series Naruto and its follow-up Naruto Shippuden (appeared in 84-85, 107, 129, 131, 13–15, 134–141, 152, 209, 259, 298–299, 333–334, 338, 339, 357, 451–458 episodes), penned by Masashi Kishimoto.

Uchiha Itachi and Munjya Poster 

Uchiha Itachi and Munjya Poster (Photo Credits: X)

Who Is Gollum And How Does He Look? 

Gollum, originally known as Sméagol, transformed into the creature Gollum after coming into possession of the One Ring in The Lord of the Rings. Once a Stoor Hobbit of the River-folk residing near the Gladden Fields, he was corrupted by the power of the ring. Gollum earned his name due to his habit of making a disturbing swallowing noise. He carried various items in his pockets, including a tooth-sharpening rock, goblin teeth, wet shells, and a scrap of bat wing. Described as having a thin face, big round pale eyes, and pale skin, Gollum's character is defined by his obsession with the One Ring and his descent into darkness.

Munjya And Gollum 

Munjya and Gollum (Photo Credits: X)

The forthcoming horror-comedy film, directed by Aditya Sarpotdar. The ensemble cast features Sharvari Wagh, Abhay Verma, Mona Singh, and Suhas Joshi in prominent roles and is scheduled for release on June 7. As Munjya continues to stir discussion among netizens, drawing attention for its uncanny resemblance to iconic characters, one might wonder: What are your thoughts on these striking similarities?

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 22, 2024 04:46 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website