The courts might as well start a separate division to handle the
media-related cases. Recently, Kamalhasan was the target of
complaint of plagiarism when an unknown associate director filed a
complaint stating that he had stolen his idea for
Dasavathaaram. When Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinney
Nyaan was released, director Sharat Chandran Wayanad filed a
complaint against the film's director and producer saying that they
had stolen his story.
After all these years, the complaint has come for trial. As the
lead actor of the film, Kalabhavan Mani appeared in the courts to
testify. Ironically, Kalabhavan Mani is the hero of director Sharat
Chandran Wayanad's present film. It will be a while before the
court reaches its final conclusions and levy a fine and order
compensations for the director.