Kantara: Kerala court restrains Kannada film from playing Varaha Roopam after copyright suit by Thaikkudam Bridge
A court in Kerala has restrained the makers of Kannada film ‘Kantara,’ which was released recently, from playing the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ in the movie without the permission of popular Kerala-based music band, Thaikkudam Bridge.
The order was passed by the Principal District and Sessions Judge of Kozhikode on a suit for injunction moved by the band, alleging copyright infringement of its song ‘Navarasam’. This information was shared by the music band on its Instagram account.
As per the information shared by the band on Instagram, the Court injuncted the producer, director, music composer and streaming platforms such as Amazon, Spotify, YouTube, Wynk Music, Jiosavan and others from playing Varaha Roopam in the movie without the permission of the band.
The movie, directed by Rishabh Shetty, was released on September 30 and became a blockbuster soon after its release.
Music Composer of the film B Ajaneeshh Loknath faced allegations of copyright infringement around the song ‘Varaha Roopam,’ which the Thaikkudam Bridge has alleged was a rip-off of one of its songs released over five years ago called ‘Navarasam’.