It came as a shock to many when reports of plagiarism against Kaappaan hit the internet. This almost raised questions on its release date as the petitioner sought interim injunction on the release of Kaappaan. But now fans of Suriya and Mohanlal will get to watch the film on the same date as it had been scheduled. The Madras High Court has dismissed all the charges filed against the action thriller Kaappaan, and the movie will hit the big screens on September 20. Kaappaan Faces Plagiarism Charges, Film Writer John Charles Claims KV Anand Directorial Is Based on His Story Saravedi.
On August 20 film writer John Charles filed a petition of plagiarism against KV Anand directorial. The petitioner mentioned that after watching the film’s teaser he realised that it is similar to the story he narrated the filmmaker two years ago. In September 2016 John presented the story for copyrights registration at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in Delhi. In 2017 the title Saravedi was registered.
Here’s The Update On Kaappaan Plagiarism Case:
#Kvanand : Copyright infringement case Filed against #Kaappaan Movie Dismissed. Movie to release on Sep 20th@LycaProductions@anavenkat@Suriya_offl @idiamondbabu#KaappaanFromSep20 pic.twitter.com/1nPpStoBIX
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 12, 2019
Kaappaan is produced by Allirajah Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions. It also stars real life couple Arya and Sayyesshaa, and this happens to be their first film post marriage. Suriya would reportedly be seen playing the role of a high-ranking security officer, whereas Mohanlal will essay the role of Prime Minister Chandrakanth Varma. The dubbed version titled Bandobast would also be releasing on September 20.