Kerala court lifts ban on Varaha Roopam from Rishab Shetty’s Kantara. Will the song be added to the film?

A Kerala court dismissed the Thaikudam bridge petition from Kantara over Varaha Roopam. The court lifted the ban on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction.

Janani K

Chennai,UPDATED: 25 Nov 2022 16:08 IST

A Kerala court dismissed Thaikudam Bridge's Varaha Roopam claim from Rishab Shetty's Kantara.

A Kerala court dismissed Thaikudam Bridge’s Varaha Roopam claim from Rishab Shetty’s Kantara.

Author: Janani K: Rishab Shetty’s Kantara premiered on Amazon Prime Video on November 24. In the OTT version, the iconic song Varaha Roopam has been replaced by Kerala-based group Thaikudam Bridge, who sought legal action against the authors for copying one of their songs, Navarasam. The latest update, however, is that Kerala’s Kozhikode District Court lifted the ban against Varaha Roopam for lack of jurisdiction.


Rishab Shetty’s Kantara released in Kannada theaters on September 30. The film was later dubbed into other languages.

In recent weeks, Kantara has been embroiled in a legal tussle with Kerala outfit, Thaikudam Bridge. The group accused the makers of Kantara of copying their superhit song, Navarasam. The court ruled in favor of the Thaikudam bridge and imposed an interim injunction against the song.

However, the row of plagiarism of the Song has now taken a new turn. The District Court of Kozhikode in Kerala dismissed it for lack of jurisdiction. So, the interim injunction against Varaha Roopam song is cancelled.

It remains to be seen if the song Varaha Roopam will be included in the OTT version of the film.


Kantara is an action thriller written, directed and acted by Rishab Shetty. The film earned 400 million euros at the worldwide box office and was well received by critics and audiences alike. The film also stars Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda and Pramod Shetty in important roles. The music of the film is composed by Ajaneesh B Loknath.

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