Jayaram's latest outing Onnum Mindathe hit the theaters on last Saturday (March 30), where reviews rated it to be a one time watchable flick. Many felt the movie to have some similarities with the old flick Aalolam, and even the director of the film Sugeeth gave courtesy to the latter. Now the movie has landed up in a controversy, and is likely to face legal issues.
Mohan, director of Aalolam, has come forward claiming that Sugeeth, though has given a courtesy to his movie Aalolam, did not ask his permission. He said that he was ignorant that Onnum Mindathe is a reflection of his old movie Aalolam.
Aalolam was released in 1982, starring Bharath Gopi, Nedumudi Venu and KR Vijaya in lead roles. The script and dialogues of the movie was written by the director along with the writer John Paul. Now, in Onnum Mindathe, these roles have been replaced and that is the only difference claims Mohan.
Onnum Mindathe is produced by Safeer Sait under the banner of Khurban films. Rajesh Raghavan had written the screenplay of Onnum Mindathe to entertain the new generation, claiming it to be a pure family entertainer. Now, what Sugeeth has to say on this take of Mohan? We have to wait and see!