Ilayathalapathy Vijay's latest outing Thalaivaa has hit the screens in Tamil Nadu after clearing several hurdles. The movie faced many legal hassles just two days before its release, but the makers have cleared that the movie is original and it is neither a copy nor based on any real-life story.
On August 7, director AL Vijay and producer Chandraprakash Jain received a legal notice from City Civil Court, Chennai. The petitioner SKR Karnan claimed that the movie depicted his grandfather and father in the poor light.
Director AL Vijay, who appeared before the court today (August 27) stated that the Thalaivaa is an original story and it is not based on any person's life. Karnan had claimed that Sathyaraj and Vijay's role in the movie depicts his grandfather SS Kandaswamy and father SK Ramaswamy who lived in Dharavi area Mumbai.
The director said, "The incidents and matters mentioned by Karnan in his application are totally contradictory to the main story, screenplay, dialogues, scenes, characters and incidents exhibited in the film."
AL Vijay added, "It is pure imagination and fiction, and did not portray any individual's life. Half the movie happens in Australia, which has absolutely no relevance to the real life story of the applicant's father and grandfather."
Vijay also cleared that there is no resemblance to the life of the petitioner's kin and neither Thalaivaa is set in Mumbai nor Dharavi. However, the City Civil Court has reserved its orders in the case.