Director-actor Seeman had filed a complaint against fellow director Lingusamy with the Tamil Film Directors’ Association accusing the latter of ‘plagiarizing’ his script which was reversed for his now-abandoned film Pagalavan that was to starVijay in the lead. ‘Jayam’ Ravi has since stepped into the film as Vijay’s replacement but the film’s shoot is yet to commence.
The script is about a doctor who comes across many social anomalies and acts of injustice committed on the hapless public. As he realizes that he could do very little by remaining a mere doctor, he studies and becomes an IPS officer to take on the goons and the system. This was given as the script of Lingusamy’s upcoming untitled directorial venture which is to star Suriya in the lead role.
However, Seeman claims that this is the same script he had penned for Pagalavan more than an year ago. Soon after getting to know from the print media about the heist, Seeman promptly lodged a complaint with the Directors’ Association which then conducted an inquiry into the matter, following which it was concluded that Lingusamy had to part with the right to the script.
As the matter has now been amicably settled between both the parties, Lingusamy is now forced to cook up a new script which would have to be exciting enough to keep Suriya interested in it!