In an unprecedented case, maker of the Telegu film ‘Magadheera’ slapped a last-minute case on the makers of ‘Raabta’ citing plagiarism. Unusual to see members of the same fraternity trying to prevent a release, we contacted the filmmakers who were tight-lipped about the case saying it was a legal matter. On further investigation we have found a bizzare case that was being fought.
Sources requesting anonymity reveal, “The Raabta makers received a legal notice from the producer (Allu Arvind) of Magadheera citing plagiarism. They requested him to watch their rough-cut, but he didn’t want that… Obviously a bigger game, which unraveled later, was being played.”
With stress levels reaching new heights, and the producer of Magadheera, Allu Arvind, refusing to entertain any reasoning by the Raabta makers, there seemed no way out.
Our source divulges, “They were was willing to show him (Allu Arvind) Raabta so he could compare it with Magadheera to ascertain it’s not a copy, but he wasn’t interested. Then they offered to put the compensation being asked for into escrow with the esteemed court and if the court decided it was a copy, he could take the amount demanded. He wasn’t even interested in entertaining this.”
So what exactly was the conspiracy to prevent the release of ‘Raabta’?
“The only think I can think of is that he had sold the rights of Magadheera to be made in Hindi and is concerned that since Raabta is also about reincarnation and unrequited love, after its release, no one will want to do a similar genre soon,” continues our source, “Maybe I’m wrong but since the aim was to stop the release rather that fight the case correctly, this is the only reason that makes sense.”
Going down to a last minute verdict, less than 24 hours before the release, the court has finally thrown out the case that was preventing the release of ‘Raabta’.
Well, with so much drama off-screen we seem to be in for a roller-coaster of a movie.
‘Raabta’ releases as scheduled on Friday at cinemas.