Aboobakker wins plagiarism case against 'Byari' filmmakers

Mangaluru: Well-known Kannada writer Sarah Aboobakker has won a legal battle against plagiarism. The writer had filed a case that her work, Chandragiriya Teeradalli, had been used to make the movie ‘Byari’, which won the Swarna Kamala at the 59th national film award function.

She had alleged that the movie makers had used the story in the movie without her permission and approached the court against the director and producer in 2011. The third additional district and sessions court upheld Ms Aboobakker’s contention and ordered not to screen the movie anywhere henceforth. The court also directed the movie-makers to pay her a compensation of Rs 2 lakh with interest.

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