Rishab Shetty’s blockbuster movie ‘Kantara’ had a fantastic run at the box office. Exceeding everyone’s expectations, the movie minted over 370 crores worldwide. Now, it has been made available on Amazon Prime Video and the response has been huge. The movie completed 50 days of its theatrical run and it became available for streaming as a part of the deal.
But there is one thing that shocked everyone. The ‘Varaha Roopam’ song which was considered as the soul of this movie was changed in the OTT version. This surprised many and there is a lot of discussion going on about it. This song has landed the makers in legal trouble. ‘Thaikkudam Bridge’ is a well known band and they composed ‘Navarasam’ song five years ago. People who listened to this track loved it so much and they were quick to find out similarities between the band’s song and ‘Varaaha Roopam’ song.
The band resorted to legal battle and won it. The court said, “The Principal District and Sessions Judge, Kozhikode has injuncted the producer, director, music composer, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, Wynk Music, Jiosavan, and others from playing the song Varaaha Roopam in the film Kantara without the permission of Thaikudam Bridge. Suit for injunction has been filed on behalf of Thaikkudam Bridge by Music Attorney, Satish Murthi, Advocate Supreme Court of India.” This is the main reason behind the song being removed from the movie and replaced with another one.
Written and directed by Rishab Shetty himself, this movie is produced by Vijay Kiragandur. Music is composed by B Ajaneesh Loknath while Aravind S Kashyap is the cinematographer. Pratheek Shetty and KM Prakash are the editors and action is composed by Vikram Mor.