The plagiarism case against Suriya's Kaappaan directed by KV Anand has been dismissed by the Madras High Court.
A petitioner named Charles filed the plagiarism case against director KV Anand and writer Pattukotai Prabhakar alleging that they lifted his story. However, on hearing the argument of both the sides, the Madras High Court dismissed the petition of Charles and refused to issue stay order against the film.
Meeting the media on Thursday, Anand said: "Such fake complaints will nullify the real plagiarism cases. It hurts when all your research works get ruined by a baseless complaint. For Ayan, we met a customs officer to know whether there is a chance for Suriya(in the film) getting a job in the customs department. For the conjoined twin concept in Maaattraan, I met the best cardiologist Cherian. For Kaappaan too we have done our research work by meeting top IPS officers. Pattukottai Prabhakar has been in the field for thirty-five years and he has written stories in all leading publications, he is the second recipient in the case. Glad that the court dismissed the petition, such baseless allegations affect the business of a big-budget film like Kaappaan. This is a bad precedent, tomorrow anyone can raise a complaint against big films and spoil the business".
Pattukottai Prabhakar also said that a system required to filter such allegations before it reaches the judiciary.