Rishab Shetty’s pan-Indian hit ‘Kantara’ lastly made its on-line streaming premiere on Amazon Prime on November 24. The Kannada movie acquired plaudits from each audiences and critics after its theatrical launch.

Social media was ablaze with discussions about modifications made to the film’s climax after it was launched on OTT. The creators have changed Varaha Roopam, the music from ‘Kantara’ that had develop into extremely fashionable, with a distinct model. 

This occurred within the wake of the controversy that ‘Kantara’ was not too long ago concerned in following the accusation of plagiarism and copyright infringement by the Keralan music group Thaikkudam Bridge. They filed a petition charging a copyright violation and claimed that the music Varaha Roopam was an imitation of their 2007 music Navarasam.

The group that claimed the work was plagiarised has now posted an replace on Facebook informing viewers that Prime Video has taken the music out of the film.

Thaikkudam Bridge posted an image collage of their music Navarasam and Varaha Roopam on their Facebook web page and wrote, “Amazon Prime has removed the plagiarised version of our song N A V A R A S A M from the movie KANTARA. Justice Prevails. Thanks to our Attorney: Satish Murthi & our mentor Mathrubhumi for their unstinted support. Thanks to our musician fraternity, fans and media whoextended their wholehearted support to fight for their rights.” 

In October, Thaikkudam Bridge claimed that Varaha Roopam was a duplication of their music Navarasam. They accused the Kantara workforce of plagiarism in a press release posted on Instagram.

“From our and our partners standpoint, we would like our listeners to know that Thaikkudam Bridge is in no way or form affiliated 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 “Plagiarized” is distinct and indisputable and therefore we will be seeking legal action against the creative team responsible for this,” the assertion learn. 


However, all accusations of copyright infringement have been promptly denied by Hombale Films, director Rishabh Shetty, and music director Ajaneesh Lokanath. Later, on October 29, 2022, Kozhikode District Sessions courtroom issued an interim injunction order prohibiting using Varaha Roopam in Kantara. The injunction forbade utilizing the music with out Thaikkudam Bridge’s consent on OTT platforms, music channels, web sites, and YouTube. 

‘Kantara’ is now the highest-grossing film of all time in Karnataka and has amassed over Rs 400 crore rupees in field workplace earnings worldwide.


Source: ABP Live

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