Kantara: Rishabh Shetty’s Kannada action drama Kantara has been accused of plagiarism by the popular Kerala band Thakkudam Bridge. The Indian music company on Tuesday warned of legal action against the makers of Rishabh Shetty’s films for copying his songs. The band reported that Kantara’s song Varaha Roopam is a copy of its song Navarasam. Thekkudam Bridge shared a lengthy note on Instagram, which he captioned, “From the point of view of us and our partners, we want our listeners to know that Thekkudam Bridge is not affiliated with “Kantara” in any way. Ours The inevitable similarities between IP “Navarasam” and “Varaha Rupam” in the context of audio are therefore a gross violation of copyright laws.”
“From our point of view the line between “inspired” and “plagiarism” is distinct and indisputable and therefore we will seek legal action against the creative team responsible for this. There is no acknowledgment of our rights on the material and the song promoted Goes as an original work by the creative team of the film,” he added. “We request the support of our listeners and encourage you to spread the word about the same. Also request our fellow artists to share and express their views to protect music copyright,” The Thakkudam Bridge post finished.
Many people in the comment section pointed out similarities between the two songs. One user said, “I shared the same thing on my Instagram stories as soon as I heard this song. In fact, for some people I know who have listened to Navarasam a couple of times, not a gazillion times like me, Thought the film has used Navarasam song for its scenes, as it is very similar. I really hope justice prevails and you are given credit for the original piece of art that you have created.” Another said, “As much as I loved the song, it felt like listening to a different version of Navarasam.”
The song ‘Varaha Roopam’ which the music company claims to be a copy is sung by Sai Vignesh and composed by B Ajneesh Loknath.
‘Kantara’ helmed by Rishabh Shetty was released on 30 September and received an overwhelming response from the audience for its story and amazing visuals. Action drama Kantara has earned over Rs 150 crore worldwide at the box office. Read also: Kantara Hindi Box Office Collection: Diwali positive for Rishabh Shetty’s film
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has earned over Rs 22 crore in Hindi language after two weeks of its release. Despite having no stars, the Hindi version of the Kannada film is now becoming a hit. Also, the Diwali holiday turned out to be a positive one for Shetty’s strictness. Going forward, it looks like the film may collect a whopping Rs 30 crore in the Hindi version, which will be great news for the makers.
Read also: Ram Setu Twitter Review: Akshay Kumar’s Diwali release impresses fans, calls it ‘paisa vasool’