Varaha Roopam: In a new development, the Kozhikode District and Sessions court on Friday, returned the copyright infringement lawsuit that was filed by Kerala-based music band ‘Thaikkudam Bridge’ earlier against the makers of Kantara, citing the lack of jurisdiction.
Earlier, the Kozhikode district court in Kerala had passed an injunction order against the makers of Kantara in October, barring them from streaming the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ on OTT and digital platforms. The band Thaikkudam Bridge provided that the song was copied tune by tune from their song Navarasam coming from the album of the same name.
Though the Kozhikode court dismissed the case citing lack of jurisdiction on Friday, an injunction order passed in November by the Palakkad district court against the use of ‘Varaha Roopam’, is still in operation. Sources have revealed that the band might take the matter to the Kerala High Court soon.
The song was not a part of the film Kantara as it made its release on OTT through Amazon prime, this angered the netizens but soon this might be overturned with the right kind of arrangements.