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‘Thaikudam Bridge’ to initiate legal proceedings against song in ‘Kanthara’ movie

- October 25, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (BPNS)

The noted music band of Kerala, ‘Thaikudam Bridge’ has in a social media post stated that they would take legal recourse against the super hit movie’ Kanthara’ by Rishabh Shetty. The band said that the makers of the movie had resorted to plagiarism and that the song ‘Varaha Mihira’ had been a copy of their song ‘Navarasam’.

Thaikudam Bridge, which is a leading music band of Kerala in the statement said, “ We would like our listeners to know that Thaikudam Bridge is in no way or form associated with ‘Kantara’. The unavoidable similarities between our IP ‘Navarasam’ and ‘ Varaha Roopam’ in terms of audio is therefore a blatant infringement of copyright laws. From our standpoint, the line between ‘Inspired’ and “Plagiarised” is distinct and indisputable and therefore, we will be seeking legal action against the creative team responsible for this. There has been no acknowledgment of our rights over the content and the song is propagated as an original piece of work  by the movie’s creative team.”

Kantara is a super duper hit movie and is about to reach the Rs 200 crore bracket and has been getting overwhelming responses from critics and viewers alike.

Thaikudam Bridge has also requested fellow artists to raise awareness in protecting their creative rights.  The music band has also appealed to their listeners to spread the word on plagiarism.

Kantara Music director, B. Ajneesh Loknath in a social media post said that it was not copied and that the song has similarities because it is the same raga. The song sung by Sai Vignesh has more than 1 crore viewers within days of its release.

The movie Kantara is written and directed by Rishabh Shetty who also plays the main role in the film.  Saptami Gowda, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Manasi Sudheer, Kishore,  Naveen D Patil, Swaraj Shetty and others plays the major roles in the movie.