Last Monday Tamil Naadan claimed Endhiran story was his,now we hear another popular writer Arnika Nasser also claims Endhiran as is his story and has filed a copyright-infringement complaint to the Chennai police alleging that the plot of Super Star Rajinikanth’s latest blockbuster ‘Endhiran’ was lifted from his story. Nasser is seeking unspecified damages as well as “Story” credit for Endhiran.
This allegation comes just three days after writer Aarur Tamil Nadan, who is a deputy news editor with ‘Nakkeeran’, had approached the city police commissioner and lodged a complaint against the director and producer of ‘Endhiran’, claiming that the film was based on his story Jugiba’, published in Iniya Udhayam’ magazine in 1996 and republished in another magazine, Dhik Dhik Dheebika’, in 2007.
As per the complaint filed Thursday in Chennai Police, noted novelist Arnika Nasser maintains he penned a sci-fiction Novel in 1995 titled ‘Robot Tholirchalai’ (Robot Industry), which was published in ‘Maalaimathi’, a subsidiary journal of Kumudam publications.
Nasser said his story had — among other things — robots being appointed in medicine and police, a robot memorising 36 lakh pages in an hour in a library, robots trying to overpower humans, a villain robot splitting into many robots, and a mangled robot regaining its power.
He claimed that he saw Endhiran four times and analysed the film scene by scene before coming to the conclusion that it was based on his 1995 novel. “Many incidents in my novel have taken the shape of important scenes in the film,” he alleged.
He said he is the sole proprietor of the robot-industry story and director Shankar had intentionally stolen the corestory of his novel ‘Robot Tholirchalai’ and made it into a film.
Producing printed copies of the novel as proof, he urged the police to file a criminal complaint under section 63 of the Indian Copyrights Act.
“This is against the copyrights act and I request the city police commissioner to take legal action against Shankar and other persons responsible for making the film,” Nasar told after filing the complaint.
The petition was forwarded to central crime branch for further inquiry.
One thing is certainly not clear, one Robo Movie is released and there is sequel of claims, why no has claimed a copyright to the same love story and family sentiment subjects our movies have been doing for years and years.