Kerala Court Dismisses Rishab Shetty's Kantara Plagiarism Case; Varah Roopam Returns To Screens

The Kozhikode District Court in Kerala rejected the music band Thaikkudam Bridge's appeal over Kantara by Rishab Shetty and withdrew the temporary order against the song Varaha Roopam.

By Xappie Desk, November 25, 2022 18:56 IST

As a result of a plagiarism controversy involving the music band Thaikkudam Bridge, the popular song Varaha Roopam's original version has been taken down from the OTT, making news about Rishab Shetty's Kantara. The Varaha Roopam song's ban was lifted by the Kozhikode District Court in Kerala after the plea was rejected, according to the most recent information.
After Kerala-based music band, Thaikudam Bridge filed a lawsuit accusing the creators of Kantara of plagiarising one of their songs, Navarasam, the makers of Kantara have been defending the claim in court ever since. Recently, the court issued a decision in the band's favour, directing the Varaha Roopam song's removal from the movie. The song was also changed and a new version was included in the OTT. The Kantara plagiarism controversy has now changed course after Kerala Court rejected the plea.
Kantara won as the court rejected their argument that it lacked jurisdiction. Varaha Roopam will return to screens with this. Yes, the temporary order against Varaha Roopam, the 'spirit of the Kantara,' has been lifted. You can hear the song's original version on OTT and in theatres. However, it is unknown whether the OTT platform would replace the original edition of Varaha Roopam.
Kantara is a story that takes place in a fictional forest named Kantara where certain traditions lead to a battle between man and nature. It also has Kishore, Sapthami Gowda, and Achyuth Kumar in significant parts. In addition to directing the movie, Rishab Shetty also had two roles in it. Hombale Films, known for producing the KGF, are the financiers.

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