Jayam Ravi, who is directing his first movie outside his home
banner, has clarified the rumours, which claimed that his
Velayudham is a rip-off of Telugu blockbuster
Azad. The filmmaker has said that the upcoming Tamil movie
is not a remake of the Tollywood film.
The director says that he was somewhat inspired by Azad
but he penned the original script for Velayudham on his
own. He took only a small portion of the Telugu film and rest other
story was written by him. Jayam Raja further explains that the
director of the original film, Tirupathi Swamy was his friend and
he narrated the story to him before approaching Nagarjuna.
Jayam Raja says that he just took a thread of it and etched the
complete story. Hence, he believes that Velayudham is not
a remake. However, to be on the safer side, he purchased the remake
rights of Azad, concludes the filmmaker.
Velayudham starring Vijay, Genelia D"Souza and Hansika
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