Actor Vijay starrer Thuppaki has got itself into a controversy with the makers of Kalla Thuppaki alleging that they had registered the title several months before and the shooting is in progress. Both the filmmakers are fighting over the title and have lodged a complaint at the Director Union, Producers’ Council and Film Chamber.
While Thuppaki is directed by AR Murugadoss and stars ‘Ilayathalapathy’ Vijay and Kajal Agarwal in the lead roles, Kalla Thuppaki is being produced by C Ravi Devan and Murugesan with Lokias donning the director’s robe.
Incidentally, Ravi Devan was Kamal Hassan’s assistant. Ravi has said that he had registered the title Kalla Thuppaki in 2009 and has been renewing it since then. He also alleged that the poster design of both the films were similar.
According to Ravi, a complaint was filed at the Producers’ Council a couple of months ago regarding the title but since SA Chandrasekar (Vijay’s dad) and Kalaipuli S Dhanu (the producer of Thuppaki) were holding important posts then, the complaint went into deaf ears.