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Kaduvakkunnel Kuruvachan violated copyright; SG 250 runs into trouble

The announcement of the 250th movie of superstar Suresh Gopi has met with an unprecedented response from the movie buffs, who welcomed the return of the action king of Mollywood to the big screen. Suresh Gopi’s 250th film, however has run into controversy, as the film has faced copyright issues. The petition filed by scriptwriter and director Jinu Abraham accused that the character’s name and script were allegedly infringed the copyright. Based on the complaint, Ernakulam District Court has banned the makers of ‘SG 250’ from promoting the project using the character name ‘ Kaduvakkunnel Kuruvachan’.

Though the name of Suresh Gopi’s 250th film has not been announced, it is reported that the name of the character in the film is ‘ Kaduvakkunnel Kuruvachan’. Jinu Abraham, while approaching the Ernakulam district court, said that the film allegedly used the character name ‘ Kaduvakkunnel Kuruvachan’ as well as the main storyline of the project of the film which is to be directed by Shaji Kailas.

Scripted by Jinu Abraham, the upcoming project ‘Kaduva’ under the direction of Shaji Kailas and starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, had already been registered under copyright act. Announced last year, the shooting of ‘Kaduva’ was scheduled to kick start from July 15th onwards. However, it had to be postponed due to Covid 19.