High Court dismisses plagiarism case against Rajnikanth’s ‘Lingaa’

The Madras High Court bench here Wednesday dismissed the writ petition filed by aspiring filmmaker K.R. Ravi Rathinam, who had claimed that the makers of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer “Lingaa” have stolen his story.

Dismissing the case, Justice M. Venugopal advised the petitioner to initiate civil or criminal proceedings instead of filing a writ petition since this was a private dispute.

Directed by K.S. Ravi Kumar, “Lingaa” is slated for release Dec 12 on the occasion of Rajinikanth’s 63rd birthday.

Last month, the petitioner had approached the court alleging that the script he had penned for a film titled “Mullai Vanam 999” was stolen by the makers of “Lingaa”. He had lodged a writ petition against superstar Rajinikanth, director K.S. Ravi Kumar and writer S. Ponkumaran.

In his counter affidavit, Rajinikanth explained that the script as well as screenplay for “Lingaa” was penned by Ponkumaran, and the story was subsequently registered with South Indian Film Writers’ Association.





  • yet another flop for rajnikanth-lingaa.rajnikant just a decent star without remakes.it is remakes of blockbusters don,trishul,malyalam original of bhool bhulaiyaa,dewaar,mard that hs made rajni a legend.if u take this remakes out from his cv he is just a decent star

  • Thank god it’s getting too much nowadays.Almost every film is dragged in unnecessary controversies.All these publicity seekers need to be punished for making false claims to get undeserving fame

  • Plagiarism is prevalent in bollywood. Examle is barfi. Barfi was such a plagiarisred movie. Copied from almost 37 hollywood flicks. Its music was also plagiarised.

  • Whatta trailer of baby!!!!
    Superb!!!!! Tevar movie is looking like a B-GRADE 3rd class garbage before this one!!
    Akki sir rocks !! Arjun kapur , pack ur bags from btown after blasphemous cringeworthy B-GRADE tevar with ur manipulator bony kapur. Ur career is over!! Superb trailer of baby!!!

  • There is stark contrast between january releases !! On one side there is content rich superb baby and on the other hand there is faltu B-GRADE flop tevar!!
    Baby rockin on 23 jan!

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