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Vijay's 'Sarkar' plagiarism case settled out of court?

Thalapathy Vijay-starrer 'Sarkar', which is set to hit the screens for Diwali was mired in litigation, after a writer claimed ownership of the story. Varun Rajendran had claimed that Sarkar’s story replicated his work titled ‘Sengol’ which he had registered with the Writer’s Union in 2007.

While the Madras High Court, asked the makers of 'Sarkar' to respond to before October 30, the latest is that the makers have settled out of court. Reports say that a a compromise has been worked out between director AR Murgadoss and Varun Rajenderan who had alleged that his story was lifted to make 'Sarkar'. It is also said that as part of the compromise Varun will be credited with story.

Earlier, AR Murugadoss had fumed that the South Indian Film Writers' Association had only heard the story of Varun and has not reached out to them before giving out a statement that the two stories were similar. In addition, he said that Sarkar touches upon many recent incidents including the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Looks like the confusion surrounding the film release has finally come to an end and the fans would get to watch their star's film for Diwali. 'Sarkar' features Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu and Radha Ravi. The film is directed by A R Murugadoss, with music composed by A R Rahman.


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