Petitioner K.R. Ravi Rathinam alleged that the producer and director had stolen the story of Mullai Vanam 999, being produced by him.
He alleged that the producer and director of Lingaa had clandestinely stolen the storyline of his film from YouTube as he had made a posting on it. He said he had invested forty seven years of labour in the film industry.
His film was scheduled for release on Tamil new year day while Lingaa for Pongal next year and this would make his future dark forever, the petition said.
On the other hand, Rajinikanth, in his counter affidavit, claimed that both the script as well as screenplay for Lingaa were penned by S. Ponkumaran, who had registered his story with the South Indian Film Writers Association under the title King Khan in 2010.
Further claiming that the case had been filed with an ulterior motive, he said, “The name and fame enjoyed by me worldwide has been tarnished as is the film Lingaa is a product of copycat. I have been roped into an unnecessary controversy.”
In his counter affidavit, Lingaa‘s director K.S. Ravikumar stated that he who wrote the screenplay for the basic storyline of Mr. Ponkumaran. “Hence, the allegations levelled by the petitioner are not only false but also mischievous,” he added.
The case was dismissed on Wednesday (December 03, 2014) after the petitioner had insufficient evidence and he himself wasn’t aware of his rights. The case was dismissed in the admission stage itself.
Lingaa which also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Anuksha will now get it’s much awaited release of December 12, 2014 which also happens to be Rajinikanth’s birthday.
Now this would be a double treat for all Rajinikanth’s fans.
Rajinikanth starrer Lingaa is all set for its big release after the Madurai High Court dismissed the plagiarism case filed against the makers. Peti...2.5