Hyderabad: Filmmaker Trivikram Srinivas is enjoying the success of his recently-released film, Ala Vaikuntapurramloo. The family drama starring Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, and Samuthirakani smashed several box office records and even created a new record in India and abroad. The film, which is still running successfully in theatres across the country, is now being accused of plagiarism.
According to multiple reports, a small-time writer, Krishna, has alleged that Trivikram Srinivas stole his film’s script and turned it into Ala Vaikuntapurramloo. Reportedly, he had narrated the film’s script to the director in 2005 and had titled his film Disha Dasha. Krishna said that he is planning to send legal notices to Trivikram Srinivas for not sharing credits in Ala Vaikuntapurramloo.
Trivikram Srinivas is yet to respond to these allegations. However, this is not the first time that the filmmaker is facing plagiarism charges. When A..Aa released and became a blockbuster success, he failed to credit Yaddhanapudi Sulochanarani in the film’s title. The filmmaker received a lot of flak for it. Further, he was criticised for his film Agnyanaathavasi, which had Pawan Kalyan, Keerthy Suresh, and Anu Emmanuel for lifting the story from Hollywood film Largo Winch. The Hollywood filmmaker had taken to Twitter to address Trivikram Srinivas regarding the story. However, the Aravinda Sametha director remained tight-lipped and let the matter fizzle out on its own. At present, Trivikram is taking his time out for his next film, which will be announced in the coming months.
Ala Vaikuntapurramloo is not only a huge success in the Telugu-speaking states but in states across India. In the foreign market, the film is dominating the box office, thanks to Allu Arjun’s charming performance. Further, music director SS Thaman’s chartbuster songs elevated the film’s success.