Jai Bhim: FIR registered under Copyright Act

Kulanjiyappan, in his complaint, alleged that Gnanavel met him at his residence in January 2019 and sought out details of the events. The makers promised to pay each Rs 50 lakh as royalty for our stories and also made tall claims about sharing the profits.
'Jai Bhim' still
'Jai Bhim' stillFile photo

CHENNAI: Sastri Nagar police station in Chennai have registered an FIR under Section 63 (a) of the Copyright Act based on a complaint against film director TJ Gnanavel and production house 2D Entertainment, on allegations of story theft for Jai Bhim, starring Suriya.

Police said V Kulanjiyappan, on whom a character was depicted in the movie, had filed a complaint that the filmmaker and the production house did not pay the royalty as promised, after listening to the stories of police excess in Kammapuram police station in 1993. Kulanjiyappan, in his complaint, alleged that Gnanavel met him at his residence in January 2019 and sought out details of the events. The makers promised to pay each Rs 50 lakh as royalty for our stories and also made tall claims about sharing the profits.

Apart from not keeping the promises, the makers also depicted them and their community in a bad light, the complainant said and stated that the victims in the original case have been economically boycotted by the filmmakers.

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