Kantara on OTT: Rishab Shetty’s Kantara has finally released online. After a spectacular run at the box office, minting over Rs 400 crore globally, the Kannada film was released on Prime Video on Friday. While fans were thrilled to watch the film stream online, they were disappointed to see that changes to the song Varaha Roopam have been made in the digital version.
For the unversed, Kerala-based rock band Thaikkudam Bridge accused the makers of Kantara of plagiarising the song Varaha Roopam from the band’s song Navarasam. This led the Principal District Court, Kozhikode (Kerala), to pass a temporary injunction, restricting the makers of the Kannada film from using Varaha Roopam in the film. Although Rishab Shetty is yet to address the change in the music, fans are upset to see that the ‘soul of the film’ Varaha Roopam is no longer the same.
Several fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
Reacting to the removal of the song, Thaikkudam Bridge took to Facebook and wrote, “Amazon Prime has removed the plagiarised version of our song N A V A R A S A M from the movie KANTARA. Justice Prevails. Thanks to our Attorney: Satish Murthi & our mentor Mathrubhumi for their unstinted support. Thanks to our musician fraternity, fans and media who extended their wholehearted support to fight for their rights.”
Kantara was released in Hindi last month on October 13. The Hindi version gave a tough competition to several Bollywood releases over the weeks.
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