‘Makeup... and Radha... are not the same’

The makers of the Malayalam film Makeup Man have objected the release of Kannada movie Radhala Ganda

Published: 15th May 2014 04:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2014 04:03 PM   |  A+A-

When all  seems to have been sorted out regarding the title issue of the Kannada film, Radhala Ganda, it seems to have got itself into another trouble. The film, which was earlier titled Radhikan Ganda, faced fresh trouble when the makers of Malayalam film, Makeup Man objected its release stating that the film is a complete remake of the original and no permission was taken.

However, the actor of the film, Komal Kumar, is in complete denial. He said, “I can confidently say that both the films are opposites, though I don’t rule out the fact there are two similarities.

One is that in the film, the wife becomes a heroine and secondly, the husband is the assistant and the makeup man of the heroine. There is nothing more than that.”  The matters came to notice when the producer of Makeup... approached Komal to do its remake in Kannada.  “When they described my character, I told them that I had acted on the same lines in Radhala Ganda.  That’s when the issue was considered seriously,” revealed Komal, adding, “We are also aware that there is copyright act and when fourteen scenes from a film are done in series then it can be termed as a remake, which should be carried out only after taking permission. There is no rule that two people cannot think similar,” he said. Komal is confident about his director Murugan, who according to him has put in lot of effort in the making of the film. “Some people who watched the movie trailers said that the film was inspired from the French film, My Wife is an Actress.  There was an old Telugu film and a Tamil film too, which was done on the same concept. We can’t consider everything as a remake. Our film opens in Mumbai, which says it all,” he asserted.

With the film being on hold for release, the director and the team plans to resolve it as early as possible. “We are showing the movie to the Make up director and their crew, sometime this week. I hope the matter ends with it and we can release the film,” he concluded.



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