'Kaala' plagiarism case: The complainant's allegations

Rajasekaran says the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce is unfair to smaller filmmakers like him.
'Kaala' plagiarism case: The complainant's allegations
'Kaala' plagiarism case: The complainant's allegations
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R Rajasekaran of GSR Vinmeen Creations has filed a case against the makers of the Rajinikanth starrer Kaala, alleging that the title and story belonged to him. The complainant alleged that he had narrated the story titled Kaala to the head of the Rajinikanth Fans Association, Sathyanarayana, sometime ago.

Further, Rajasekaran said that though he got a chance to meet the Superstar after that, he was unable to narrate the story to him due to the star’s busy schedules. He claims that he was taken aback when it was announced that Rajinikanth’s next is titled Kaala Karikalan and the storyline appeared similar to his. Rajasekaran says that he then decided to take up the matter to the court.

Yet another allegation that he has come up with is the irregularities in the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce. According to Rajasekaran, the rules pertaining to title registration at the Film Chamber are vague and the one-year period set for title renewal should be done away with as it hinders the creativity of a person. He went on to add that the Film Chamber works in favour of influential persons, not taking into account the issues faced by lesser known filmmakers like him.

The Rajinikanth starrer Kaala went on the floors late last month in Mumbai and the team has completed the first schedule already. Produced by Dhanush under his banner Wunderbar Films, the film is being helmed by Pa Ranjith. Huma Qureshi plays the female lead in the movie with a slew of stars in the cast, including Bollywood actor Nana Patekar and director-actor Samuthirakani.

Santhosh Narayanan is composing music for this magnum opus. Kaala is slated for release next year. With the issue in court, the judge has directed the makers of the film to file a counter by June 15th.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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