Update:1 Varun approached the Madaras High Court with his complaint yesterday(October 24, 2018). Earlier today(October 25, 2018), the HC asked the South Indian Writers Union and the makers of Sarkar to respond to the matter by October 30, 2018. However, at the same time, the HC indicated that it will not be putting a stay on the release of Sarkar.
2 The Madaras High Court heard the case today(October 30, 2018) and it is likely to deliver the verdict by 1 PM. Director AR Murugadoss was present during the hearing. According to Behindwoods, both the parties have reached a compromise.
Last year, the much-loved Vijay became the talk of the town for all the right reasons when Mersal opened to a good response at the box office and received decent reviews from the target audience. An action-entertainer, the film was directed by Atlee and featured 'Thalapathy' in a triple role. The film also ruffled a few feathers because of a scene that made fun of GST. And, needless to say, the controversy added to the buzz surrounding it.
With Mersal in the rear-view, Vijay is currently gearing up for the release of Sarkar. The film is set to hit the screens this November and it is one of the biggest releases of the year. Now, Sarkar has landed in a major controversy.
A few days ago, an Associate Director named Varun had claimed that Sarkar is a copy of his script, which is registered as Sengol. The latest update is that the Writers Union has examined both the scripts and found that Sarkar is '99 per cent' similar to Sengol.
The organisation has asked AR Murugadoss to give credit to the associate in the title card and also offer compensation. However, the Ghajini director has refused these allegations and indicated that he is going to take a legal action.
The buzz is that the associate might take the matter to court and ask for an intervention. If this happens, Sarkar might fail to keep its date with the audience. This is a developing matter and one is likely to get more clarity on this in the days to come.