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Writer and assistant director named Varun Rajendran has filed a complaint against director AR Murugadoss with the South Indian Film Writers Association.
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The first look teaser of the Vijay starrer Sarkar directed by AR Murugadoss was released on Friday and has shattered the records by achieving a new benchmark. The teaser has crossed 13 Million plus views in less than 17 hours of its release.

With the movie gearing up for Diwali release, a Silverscreen report said that writer and assistant director named Varun Rajendran has filed a complaint against director AR Murugadoss with the South Indian Film Writers Association. 

In his complaint, he has accused that Vijay starrer Sarkar's story is a copy of his work titled Sengol which he had registered with the Writer’s Union in 2007. He narrated the story to SA Chandrasekar father of Vijay who has assured that he will get back to him, but now he is not responding when he tried approaching him.

Actor and Director K Bhagyaraj who is the president of the writer's association is in talks with Murugadoss and Varun Rajendran to get into an amicable solution.

This is not the first time filmmaker Murugadoss is getting into a plagiarism controversy. His 2004 release Ghajini was said to be inspired from Christopher Nolan’s 2000 neo-noir film Memento. His first outing with Vijay, Kaththi, got into a controversy when a scriptwriter Minjur Gopi filed a case stating that Kaththi’s story, credited to AR Murugadoss, was allegedly stolen from him.

But the scriptwriter withdrew the case against AR Murugadoss later.

The film is scheduled to be a Diwali release this year and its post-production and promos are happening at a breakneck speed right now. Recently the director revealed that Vijay's character in the film is inspired by Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Bankrolled by Kalanidhi Maran under his banner Sun Pictures, Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman is scoring music for this magnum opus with lyricist Vivek penning the lyrics, Girish Gangadharan wielding the camera and A Sreekar Prasad editing it.

Sarkar has two female leads – Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar – in the star cast. Those in the supporting roles include Arjun Sarja, Prem Kumar, Yogi Babu, Radha Ravi, and Pala. Karuppiah.

AR Murugadoss and Vijay teaming up for the third time after the success of Thuppaki and Kaththi and fans are hopeful that the duo would score a hat-trick at the box office with Sarkar.

(Content provided by Digital Native)