Kaduva, the upcoming Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer and SG 250, action star Suresh Gopi's 250th film, has been making headlines recently with the legal battle between the makers. In the recent interview given to a popular media, Jinu Abraham, the writer of Kaduva finally opened up about the controversy, and what prompted him to move legally against SG 250.
The Kerala high court had ordered a stay on the shooting and promotional activities of the Suresh Gopi starrer, for the alleged violation of copyright laws. According to Kaduva writer Jinu Abraham, the name of Prithviraj Sukumaran's character in the movie is 'Kaduvakunnel Kuruvachan'. The script is also registered in the same name.
But the team later decided to change the name to Kaduva, since the other team members including co-producer Listin Stephen preferred a short and catchy name. Shockingly, the first motion poster of SG 250, which was released on Suresh Gopi's birthday, revealed that the action star's character in the project is also named 'Kaduvakunnel Kuruvachan'.
According to Jinu Abraham, apart from the name of the protagonist, the premise of the movie including the announcement in the motion poster which suggests that the hero has beaten up a police officer, and the poster which features the hero sitting on the hood of a police jeep, looks the exact copy of the sequences in the Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer.
The writer also revealed that Mathew Thomas, the writer-director of SG 250 was his close associate from 2011, and he had discussed several story ideas and scripts with him. The scenarist also made it clear that there is no bad blood between Kaduva and SG 250 teams, considering the director of the Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer, Shaji Kailas, is a close friend of Suresh Gopi.
Jinu Abraham added that he moved legally, as he is answerable to his producers Prithviraj Sukumaran and Listin Stephen, and director Shaji Kailas. He concluded, stating that the makers of the Suresh Gopi starrer can definitely proceed with the shooting of the movie, if the copyright violation doesn't exist.