Kantara is one of the blockbusters in recent times. The Kannada film has performed well at the box office. Rishab Shetty is the director of the film, and he played the lead role in it as well. The makers recently launched the ‘Varaha Roopam’ song on Youtube, and the song has fallen into a controversy now.
Popular Kerala-based multi-genre music band Thaikkudam Bridge, founded and formed in 2013 by Govind Vasantha and Siddharth Menon, has now accused that their very own “Navarasam” is the inspiration behind the “Varaha Roopam” song. Thaikkudam Bridge claimed that it is a copyright violation.
“From our and our partners’ standpoint, we would like our listeners to know that Thaikkudam Bridge is in no way or form affiliated with “Kantara”. The unavoidable similarities between our IP “Navarasam” and “Varaha Roopam” in terms of audio is, therefore, a blatant infringement of copyright laws. From our standpoint, the line between “Inspired” and “Plagiarized” is distinct and indisputable, and therefore, we will be seeking legal action against the creative team responsible for this. There has been no acknowledgment of our rights over the content, and the song is propagated as an Original piece of work by the movie’s creative team. 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 raise your views protecting music copy right.” posted Thaikkudam Bridge on Instagram.
Team Kantara is yet to react to these claims and we have to see what they will have to say about the entire controversy.