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A Google India ad that has gone viral and racked up more than 4 million hits has been accused of largely borrowing its plot from a Pakistani film. The ad, titled Reunion, shows the wonders of internet search bringing together two childhood friends who were separated after the partition of India and Pakistan during the last …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wasn't there a true story of a man who had been lost as a child, and who managed to find his birthplace using Google maps?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Cross border romance

      'with a teary birthday reunion for the two and a hint of cross-border romance for the kids who made it happen'.

      That would probably lead to an honour killing.

  2. Cliff

    The original was on a tighter budget

    But it had a lot more heart, trying to create a more harmonious relationship between two neighbours who've seen their share of antagonism.

  3. Allan George Dyer

    Having just got an Indian visa...

    I can confirm that doing so was less well-organised, and more complicated than other visas I've applied for, such as China. Plus, the questions indicated they were very interested in family or other connections with Pakistan and other near-neighbours. A sign in the visa office indicated that a visa for a Pakistan national would take longer, if it was granted at all.

    However, anyone working at Nokia's headquarters and soon to be at a loose end might like to know that Finnish passport holders can get a visa on arrival.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's interesting that the real story of the advert is the incredible accessibility to information that we have now.

    If you can look past the blatant pushing of Google's services, it serves as a refreshing relief from the vapourware ads for Microsoft's future technology dreams. This is the technology that is available now, not sometime in the future.

    Man, we do live in interesting times.

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