Suriya & Vetri Maaran’s Vaadi Vaasal accused of plagiarism even before shooting

By Pranita Jonnalagedda  Published on  21 Jan 2020 6:44 AM GMT
Suriya & Vetri Maaran’s Vaadi Vaasal accused of plagiarism even before shooting

Hyderabad: Actor Suriya is going through a difficult phase in his career as his last couple of films have failed to rake in profits at the box office. The actor is eagerly waiting to redeem himself with his next film Soorarai Pottru. Directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad of Irudhi Sutru fame, the film is based on the life of Air Deccan founder GR Gopinath. The film is expected to hit the theatres sometime in summer of 2020.

A few weeks ago, there was an epic announcement stating that Suriya and director Vetri Maaran would join hands for a film. This untitled film will be produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu under his home banner V Creations. At a recent award function, Vetri Maaran, however, spilt the details regarding his film with Suriya.

Confirming that the film is titled Vaadi Vaasal, Vetri Maaran also said that it is based on the novel of the same name written by CS Chelliah. The filmmaker said that the film would be based on Tamil sport Jallikattu and they have secured the rights of the film. However, months before its shooting, summer, the film has already encountered a problem.

Puvi, who worked as an assistant to SP Jananathan, had written a script titled Vaadi Vaasal and narrated the story to Suriya nearly five years ago. Back then, Suriya had agreed to do the film and asked the director to make a few changes in the script. However, Suriya’s friend and manager Rajasekarpandian said that lost the bound script and left the film in the bay.

Now, Puvi claims that Vetri Maaran’s script is based on his own script and accuses him of plagiarism. Neither Vetri Maaran nor Thanu has so far responded to the plagiarism charges.

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