Rishab Shetty’s Kantara pledged to soon replace the song Varaha Roopam on OTT after winning a lawsuit for plagiarism.

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Rishab Shetty’s Kantara pledged to soon replace the song Varaha Roopam on OTT after winning a lawsuit for plagiarism.

After Kerala-based band Thaikkudam Bridge accused the filmmakers of stealing their song Navarasam for the film’s track, Varaha Roopam, the Kannada film Kantara is facing legal action.

Varaha Roopam from Kantara was identified as a ripoff of the song Navarasam by the Kerala-based band Thaikkudam Bridge in October. They filed a lawsuit after accusing the creators of Kantara of plagiarising work on Instagram. Both of the complaints Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (MPPCL) made against Hombale Films, the movie’s producer, were dismissed. Rishab Shetty, an actor and director, tweeted about it as well.

The case was filed in the district courts of Kozhikode and Palakkad, according to a report by Live Law. The Kozhikode court’s decision to dismiss the complaint was based on the requirement that it be brought before the Commercial Court. The Palakkad court dismissed the second complaint, citing a lack of jurisdiction. The court noted that because Kozhikode acted as MPPCL’s registered office, the lawsuit must be brought there.

Rishab Shetty reacts after winning Varaha Roopam plagiarism case, says 'will  change the song on OTT' - India Today

Rishab Shetty, an actor and filmmaker, announced the news on Twitter on Saturday. In Kannada, he wrote. “With the help of the Gods and the affection of the people, we were able to win the Varaharoopam case. In response to requests from the public, we will alter the music on the OTT platform very soon, Rishab wrote.

The movie was made available on Prime Video last month. However, Varaharoopam was taken down after Thaikudam Bridge filed a lawsuit and plagiarism claims were made.

The novel Kantara, which means “mystical forest,” relates the tale of a local demigod named Bhoota who, in 1870, traded the tribe’s people’s forest land with a king in exchange for happiness. Years later, the king’s son dies at Bhoota’s hands when he becomes envious and demands the nation back.

The movie, which was helmed by Rishab Shetty, has amassed over 400 crore in worldwide box office receipts. It has become the all-time top-grossing movie in Karnataka.







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