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Is Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan's plot similar to that of THIS Tamil film?

Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan seems to be in trouble over plagiarism row and a complaint has been filed against director Atlee at TFPC

Is Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan's plot similar to that of THIS Tamil film?
Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan; (right) Atlee
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 09.35 AM, Nov 05, 2022


​Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan, helmed by director Atlee, seems to be in trouble over plagiarism as a producer has claimed that the plot of the film is quite similar to that of Vijayakanth's 2006 film, Perarasu. A complaint has been filed by producer Manickan Narayanan at the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) in which he has stated that the plot of both Jawan and Perarasu are the same. More details about the complaint are yet to be known. The board is set to investigate the complaint.

Jawan marks the debut of Atlee in Bollywood, along with Nayanthara and music composer Anirudh Ravichander. The film also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone, Priya Mani, Sanya Malhotra, Sunil Grover and Yogi Babu. Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in a dual role in the film, in which one of them is said to be an Army officer. The film will be dubbed and released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada as well. While cinematography is by GK Vishnu, editing is by Ruben. The team had shot some portions in Chennai as well. Jawan, bankrolled by Red Chillies Entertainment, is slated to release in the summer of 2023.

A still from Vijayakanth's Perarasu
A still from Vijayakanth's Perarasu

Meanwhile, the 2006 release, Perarasu had Captain Vijayakanth in a dual role, with one character as a CBI officer and the other as a vigilante. The story revolves around two long-separated brothers- Ilavarasu Pandiyan and Perarasu Pandian. While the latter takes down corrupt officers in the police force, the suspicion falls on his lookalike, Ilavarasu aka Kasi Viswanathan. Perarasu was directed by Udhayan.

This is not the first time that Atlee is battling an issue. The director went through a plagiarism row during the release of Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil as well. The Chennai court had then dismissed the petition and the film hit screens without much trouble.