In a statement released on Monday (Oct 24), the band said, “We would like our listeners to know that Thaikkudam Bridge is in no way or form affiliated with “Kantara”. The unavoidable similarities between our IP “Navarasam” and “Varaha Roopam” in terms of audio is therefore a blatant infringement of copyright laws. From our standpoint the line between “Inspired” and “Plagiarized” is distinct and indisputable and therefore we will be seeking legal action against the creative team responsible for this. There has been no acknowledgement of our rights over the content and the song is propagated as an Original piece of work by the movie’s creative team. We request the support of our listeners and encourage you to spread the word about the same. Also request our fellow artistes to share and raise your views protecting music copy right.”
Many netizens too are speaking about the uncanny resemblance between ‘Varaha Roopam’ song composed by B Ajaneesh Loknath and Sai Vignesh and the band’s debut album ‘Navarasam’, which was released five years ago.
Rishab Shetty’s ‘Kantara’ grabbed nationwide attention for its stirring content and execution. The makers recently dropped the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ which undoubtedly won the hearts of the music lovers.