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Unfortunate for Surya, as his hit ‘Jai Bhim’ lands in Legal trouble; a Case filed under the Copyright Act

The film ‘Jai Bhim’ is in legal trouble as a case is filed for alleged story plagiarism.

BollywoodMDB Team | Updated On: Aug 26, 2022 08:27 PM IST

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Unfortunate for Surya, as his hit ‘Jai Bhim’ lands in Legal trouble; a Case filed under the Copyright Act

Chennai Police recently registered an FIR against the ‘Jai Bhim’ director T. J. Gnanavel and producers Jyothika and Suriya for allegedly stealing the film’s story. Reportedly, a report was filed under the Copyright Act by the man on whom the film’s main character is allegedly based.


A claim was made by the plaintiff that the makers used his story but have not paid any royalties to him as promised. Not long ago this courtroom drama landed in controversy for hurting the feelings of the Vanniyar community. After months of legal battle, the Madras High Court finally dismissed the FIR against Jai Bhim, Suriya, Jyothika and director TJ Gnanavel. This happened just a few days ago.

To inform the reader, the Vanniyar Sangam has issued a legal notice seeking an apology for showing them, the Vanniyar Community, in a bad light. They had asked that some scenes be removed and a compensation of Rs 5 crores.

The film ‘Jai Bhim’ tells the story of discrimination. The film has been inspired by a true incident from the year 1993. In the incident, some tribals were arrested and allegedly tortured by the police. Suriya who plays the role of Advocate Chandru in the film fights their case in the courtroom and helps with the tribal's release. In the film Lijomol Jose, Manikandan, Rajisha Vijayan, Prakash Raj and Rao Ramesh play pivotal roles.

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