Looks like Kaththi is the new Lingaa as issues pertaining to the Ilayathalapathy Vijay starrer are simply refusing to cease, much like what's been going on with the Rajinikanth's flick over the last few months. Kaththi's new problem? Yet another plagiarism case for which Vijay, AR Murugadoss and many others have been summoned by a Tanjore court.
It is reported that an MCA graduate named Anbu Rajashekar had lodged a case against Vijay, AR Murugadoss, George C Williams (cinematographer), K Karunamoorthi and A Subashkaran (producers) and Neelakanda Narayanapur (executive producer).
The complaint has been filed with an allegation stating that Kaththi is a rip off of his short film titled 'Thaaga Bhoomi'. Anbu Rajashekar has reportedly claimed that 'Thaaga Bhoomi' was made prior to Kaththi's release and that the feature film's basic plot is the same as that of his short film.
The judge of a Tanjore court, after hearing the petition, has sent out summons to everyone mentioned above. This effectively means that Vijay and AR Murugadoss, along with their Kaththi team, must appear in the said court on October 15th.
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Many Great Minds At Work?
It is to be noted that AR Murugadoss was earlier accused of plagiarism after a man claimed that the story of Kaththi belongs to him. Makes us wonder if many minds were working on the script of Kaththi at the same time.
AR Murugadoss is yet to react to this new charge against him and the team of Kaththi. It will be interesting to see the famed director's response if and when he does react.
Will Puli Be Stalled?
Now the next important question is, will the release of Puli be affected because of this new issue? Will there be a request put forward to stall the release of Vijay's upcoming movie until the issue of Kaththi is solved? Well, nowadays anything is possible in Kollywood.
Puli Telugu Rights
Meanwhile, the Telugu theatrical rights of Puli has been sold to a whopping price of 12 crore rupees. The movie's pre-release business has been impressive so far.
5.7 Million And Counting
The trailer of Puli now has 5.7 million views against its name. The video has also managed to get 94,466 likes so far which is the highest for any Tamil film.
Puli To Be Postponed Again?
Recently there were reports suggesting that Puli might be postponed yet again which means that the much anticipated movie might not be released on October 1st as confirmed by SKT studios. An official word on the alleged postponement is awaited anxiously by fans and movie buffs.