Kantara makers ordered to stop playing Varaha Roopam song in cinemas, streaming platforms

Kozhikode Sessions Court restrains Kantara makers from performing drama “Varaha Roopam” Singing in cinemas and other streaming platforms after receiving a complaint of plagiarism from Thikudam Bridge, a Kerala-based music band. The popular indie music band previously took to social media platforms to announce that they are taking legal action against the makers of Kantara for allegedly plagiarizing their song “Navarsam”, which was released in 2015. He claimed that the Kantara song “Varaha Roopam” is a plagiarism based on “Navarasam”.

Thaikudam Bridge took to Instagram to share the news of the court’s injunction. The post read, “Principal District & Sessions Judge, Kozhikode has restrained Producer, Director, Music Composer, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, Wynk Music, Jiosavan, and others from playing Varaha Rupam song in Kantara movie. Thikudam Bridge (sic).

Here is the post:

Earlier, the band released a statement which read, “We would like to inform our listeners that Thekkudam Bridge is not affiliated in any way with Kantara. In terms of audio, our IPs are similar to ‘Navarasam’ and ‘Varaha Roopam’. Therefore, there is a clear violation of copyright laws. From our point of view the line between ‘inspiration’ 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 the rights and the song is promoted as an original work by the creative team of the film. We request the support of our listeners and encourage you to spread the word about the same. We also request our fellow artists to share their views and keep their views while protecting the music copyright.

Listen to the songs here:

Meanwhile, Rishabh Shetty starrer, Kantara, has become a surprise blockbuster across the country, with Hindi collections higher than ever. ponniyin selvan 1.


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