Actor and Producer Sivakarthikeyan’s latest film Hero is trapped in controversies. The film has been pulled out of Amazon Prime video platform following a court order. In response to filmmaker Bosco Prabhu’s petition, the Madras High Court has directed to stop screening of the film either on television or on any other OTT platforms.
The controversy around the film is about plagiarism of content. Prabhu had earlier alleged that his film’s story was stolen by PS Mithran. Prabhu’s film was registered with the South Indian Writers’ Association as well. The title that he registered the story was Verti. This registration was done in 2017.
K Bagyaraj, The head of writers’ association had sent a communication to Mithran about the matter. Bagyaraj had instructed Mithran to pay a compensation of Rupees 10 lakh to Prabhu. Mithran did not accept this. He in fact found this method of comparing scripts to be a little faulty. He thought that comparing plots of the two scripts and not the screenplays was a little faulty method.
The movie was released on 20th December last year and had mixed reviews. The film has been alleged for more plagiarism than from one source. It was noted by a few viewers and critics that it is also inspired from Shankar’s film Gentleman. This film Hero is a story of a person behind the mask. Sun TV has the official television rights for the film. It had been planning to air the film on May 1st 2020. Now with a court order in place they wouldn’t be able to air it.