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Adaminte Makan Abu accused of plagiarism

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Published: Friday, May 27, 2011, 11:46 [IST]

All is not well with the Malayalam movie Adaminte Makan Abu. Despite getting State and National honours, the film is facing a severe set back right from its release date. Earlier, it was producer Ashraf Bedi who got its screening stopped. Now, it is a TV serial director, who is accusing its makers of plagiarism.

According to reports, tele-serial director Abbas Kalathod has claimed that he had done a short film named Maruppacha eight years ago and director Salim Ahmed has lifted the story for Adaminte Makan Abu. Now, Abbas is reportedly considering to take legal action against the producers and distributors of the film.

Meanwhile, a court in Kerala has issued an interim stay order against the screening and distribution of Adaminte Makan Abu after producer Ashraf Bedi lodged a complaint against Salim Ahmed claiming that he had sent the movie to the National Film Award Committee without mentioning his name as producer in the documents.

Now the screening of Adaminte Makan Abu has been banned in the country. It is reported that Mammooty's production house Playhouse has expressed its desire to release the movie. However, the makers of the film are yet to comment on the accusation of plagiarism made by Abbas Kalathod.

Topics: adaminte makan abu, abbas kalathod, maruppacha, salim ahamad, ashraf bedi
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