Raabta: Makers Of Rajamouli's Magadheera Allege Sushant Singh Rajput's Film 'Copied Its Unique Story'

Magadheera makers alleged that Raabta "copied its unique story and plot line in violation of its copyright"

Raabta: Makers Of Rajamouli's Magadheera Allege Sushant Singh Rajput's Film 'Copied Its Unique Story'

Sushant Singh Rajput in Raabta and Ram Charan in Magadheera

Highlights

  • Magadheera makers are seeking injunction against the release of Raabta
  • The matter will be decided by a Hyderabad court on June 1
  • Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon's film is scheduled to release on Ju
New Delhi: The makers of Telugu film Magadheera are seeking injunction against the release of Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon's new film Raabta alleging plagiarism. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared a statement signed by Allu Aravind of Geetha Arts (the producers of Magadheera) in which he says the 'original makers' of the S S Rajamouli-directed film felt "through various sources including the trailer and publicity sources" that Dinesh Vijan-directed Raabta is "being remade violating copy rights." Magadheera makers alleged that Raabta "copied its unique story and plot line." Raabta's trailer released in April and fans of the S S Rajamouli-directed film drew similarities between Magadheera and the Dinesh Vijan-directed film including the look and appearance of the lead actors - Ram Charan in Magadheera and Sushant in Raabta.

"A Hyderabad court issued a notice and posted the matter to June 1 to decide whether the film (Raabta) must be permitted to release on June 9," read the statement.

Here's the statement from Allu Aravind tweeted by Taran Adarsh:
 

Here's what Ramesh Bala tweeted on Wednesday:
 

Magadheera, starring Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal, released on 2009. The film is a reincarnation tale of two lovers who were separated by an evil schemer and centuries later they get a chance to reunite but their old enemy is also reborn and is close to them. Raabta's trailer depicts a similar plot. In a recent interview to IANS, Sushant while describing his character in Raabta said: "The story has captured two eras. In one, I am playing a happy-go-lucky boy who falls in love with a girl. And in the other part, I am playing the character of a warrior." The description is quite similar to the two roles played by Ram Charan - warrior Kala Bhairava and present-day's Harsha.

Watch the trailer of Raabta:
 


Watch the trailer of Magadheera:
 


Raabta is produced by Homi Adajania and stars Neerja actor Jim Sarbh as the antagonist. Actor Rajkummar Rao has an interesting cameo in which he plays the role of a 324-year-old man. Deepika Padukone also stars in a special song for the film. Raabta is scheduled to hit the screens on June 9.
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