Makers of Korean-movie inspired Kannada film Puspaka Vimana sued over remake rights

Pushpaka Vimana is actor Ramesh Aravind’s 100th film and also starred child actress Yuvina Parthavi and Kannada serial Avasi protagonist Rachita Ram.
A still from Pushpaka Vimana
A still from Pushpaka Vimana

BENGALURU: Kross Pictures and Kross Television India have filed a case against the makers of Kannada movie, Pushpaka Vimana (2017) after reading media reports that said that film is a remake of the Korean film Miracle in Cell No 7.

The owners of the Indian remake rights of the superhit Korean movie have filed an injunction order and a case of infringement in the Bombay High Court against Vikyath Chitra Productions, Pawan Wadeyar Film Factory and others involved in the making of this film.

However, director S Ravindranath claims that Pushpaka Vimana was not a remake of Miracle in Cell No 7, but a film that was inspired from four films. "The concept of the cinema is around a flight.  I have taken inspiration from four movies - Life is Beautiful, I am Sam, Miracle in Cell No 7 and Pursuit of Happiness. In fact we have credited all the directors of the above mentioned films in the title card and even thanked them," he states.

Pushpaka Vimana is actor Ramesh Aravind’s 100th film and also starred child actress Yuvina Parthavi and Kannada serial Avasi protagonist Rachita Ram.

Kross pictures, which was founded in 2004, is a cross-border film and television company with offices in Seoul, Los Angeles and Mumbai, which aim to create audience friendly stories in creative ways and strive to bring stories from different parts of the world to create local adaptations.

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