By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
It seems to be the season of making films with stolen stories! In
Kollywood, there are four similar cases pending in the court
including the one on Rajinikanth's Shivaji. Now it is the
turn for Malluwood. The Mammootty starrer film Ore Kadal is
also caught in the same problem. Rukhmani, wife of late writer
Kumaran has raised a complaint that the story of the film was
written by her husband. She claimed that the director and producer
have made the film without prior approval from her.
Yesterday, she said, "My husband Kumaran was a known writer in
Malayalam. Few months ago he translated the Bengali novel 'Heerag
Deepthi' written by Sunil Gangobathyai into Malayalam and titled it
as Ore Kadal. He made some changes in the Malayalam version,
which were not in the original content.
director Shyam Prasad is directing the film in the same title and
story with Mammootty. He didn't event get our permission to use my
husband's story. In fact, the copyright for the novel is still in
my husband's name. Now he is not alive. So, naturally I'm the owner
for the copyright. Now, I'm planning to move the court to seek the
ban on the film's shooting.
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