Vijay-starrer Thalaivaa is not based on life of S.K. Ramasamy, a community leader, asserted A.L.Vijay, author and director of the film, in his submission to a court hearing a civil suit filed by S.K.R. Karnan of Tirunelveli, who sought to restrain the producers from exhibiting it.

In his petition, Mr. Karnan said he reliably learnt that the film’s story was based on the real life of his grandfather S.S. Kandasamy Sait alias SSK and his father S.K. Ramasamy alias SKR. His grandfather and father were well known among the Tamils in Dharavi, Mumbai. Both did not indulge in illegal activities.

He alleged that both his grandfather and father had been depicted in poor light in the film without verifying facts.

When the matter came up for hearing on Tuesday before II Assistant City Civil Judge Mavia Deepika Sundaravadanam, a counter affidavit was filed by counsel for the director denying the averment that the story of film and screenplay is based on the life of the petitioner’s father and grandfather.

‘Fiction’

On the other hand, the entire story and screen play were formulated purely as fiction and the personal life of any person was not portrayed in the film.

A.Natarajan, senior counsel for the director, submitted that not even single incident was shown in the film that had any similarity with the petitioner’s family’s life and such apprehension was without merits.

The judge posted the matter on September 10 for pronouncing orders.

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