The shooting of Vijay’s Thalapathy 63 is going on at a steady pace as the filmmakers have plans to release the film on Diwali.
Director Atlee has been accused of copying the story of his upcoming film Thalapathy 63 from a short film made by another filmmaker. Director Shiva, who is yet to make his feature film debut, recently moved the South Indian Film Writers’ Association accusing Atlee of stealing his work.
The complainant has alleged that Atlee has developed Thalapathy 63, starring superstar Vijay in the lead, based on his short film, which was about women’s football.
According to reports, Shiva has claimed that he had approached several big Kollywood production companies to turn his short film into a feature film. He believes that one of the companies must have leaked the story to Atlee.
The writers’ body, however, has expressed its inability to investigate Shiva’s complaint citing procedural reasons. According to reports, the association can only take up complaints from members who have had membership in the union for at least six months. Given that Shiva’s doesn’t meet the prerequisite eligibility, the union has turned down his plea. However, Shiva has now moved the High Court on the same matter.