It looks like there’s no respite for director AR Murugadoss from plagiarism allegations. Since Ghajini, the director has been criticised for copying crucial scenes and plotlines from Hollywood and world cinema. His latest film, Vijay-starrer Sarkar, is no exception.
An aspiring writer-director named Varun Rajendran filed a civil suit in the Madras High Court seeking to restrain Sarkar’s release. Varun alleged that Sarkar’s story is nothing but a ‘reproduction of his story Sengol with cosmetic changes’.
Varun had first approached the South Indian Film Writer’s Association for justice. The association’s president and senior actor-director K Bhayaraj found similarities between Sengol and Sarkar’s story. Varun then demanded Rs 30 lakhs as his remuneration and his name in the credits.
However, Murugadoss refused to oblige Varun’s demands, after which the aspiring filmmaker moved the Madras High Court. The court will hear the suit on October 30. Meanwhile, Sarkar is slated for release on November 6.
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