The Shaji Kailas directorial, which released in theatres on July 7, has been marred with legal troubles since its start
Last Updated: 12.08 PM, Jul 28, 2022
Seems like there is no respite from Pala-based Jose Kuruvinakunnel for Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Kaduva even after it passed a major hurdle when it hit theatres on July 7. The movie, which has been marred with legal troubles since its beginning, is now facing another threat – this time for apparently violating a court order to change its protagonist’s name from Kuruvachan.
Jose, who had earlier filed a complaint citing that the makers are trying to defame him and his family with the movie, has now approached the court stating that that the film had changed its protagonist’s name from Kuruvachan to Kuriyachan on in the versions that were played in theatres in India. The version that was shown abroad still had the name Kuruvachan, stated the complaint, as per reports.
Jose had also submitted proof of the versions of the movie that was played in the US and UAE to further strengthen his allegations against the makers. His demand was to stay the OTT release of the Prithviraj-starrer, which was directed by Shaji Kailas and Jinu Abraham – both of whom state that the film’s protagonist is not based on Jose and is instead a fictional character.
Kaduva had Prithviraj essaying the role of a wealthy rubber planter based who goes up against a senior cop. The movie’s OTT rights were sold to Amazon Prime Video. Kaduva, which also has Vivek Oberoi, Samyuktha Menon and Arjun Ashokan, is expected to drop on the streaming service next month. The court has apparently sent a notice to the producers of Kaduva – Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames – seeking their explanation.
The film, which was initially set to hit theatres on June 29, was delayed by a week after the makers were unaware of the protocols that they had to follow to get a film, which had gone through a legal case, to be censored.