Sarkar plagiarism row: AR Murugadoss and Varun Rajendran reach an out of court settlement in the case

AR Murugadoss was accused of plagiarism after South Indian Film Writer’s Association confirmed that the script of the movie is similar to that of Varun Rajendran’s 2007 movie Sengol’s script.

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Ahead of the film’s release, director AR Murugadoss’ Sarkar starring Vijay landed into the trouble after one of the assistant editors of Tamil cinema industry, Varun Rajendran, filed a complaint against the director for plagiarism. AR Murugadoss was accused of plagiarism after South Indian Film Writer’s Association confirmed that the script of the movie is similar to that of Varun Rajendran’s 2007 movie Sengol’s script. The matter was taken legally and the Madras High Court has asked the makers of Sarkar to respond to it before October 30. Now according to the latest report on Sarkar plagiarism row, director Murugadoss and Varun Rajendran have reached an out of court settlement.

Reportedly, the makers of Sarkar have agreed to mention Varun Rajendran’s name in the film as a writer. “The story, screenplay and direction is by A.R.Murugadoss and there will be no change in that,” said AR Murugadoss. The director released an official statement on the same. But since he registered the story before I did, I am glad to give him the credit in my movie Sarkar. Here, I also congratulate the South Indian Writers’ Association for identifying a knowledgeable person from amongst our film industry,” reads the statement.

Sarkar is all set to hit the screens on November 7, 2018.

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