In a recent interview to a Tamil magazine, Ilaiyaraaja’s brother Gangai Amaren has alleged that his story Adhi Veerapandian was copied by Kamal and renamed it as Thevar Magan.
Gangai Amaren has revealed that his brother was discouraging him from the beginning and even told that his film Chinnavar starring Prabhu and Kasthuri would be a flop but it went on to become a huge blockbuster. After Chinnavar, Gangai Amaren is said to have prepared a story called Adhi Veerapandian and approached Kamal to play the lead role in it.
Gangai Amaren says “My brother Ilaiyaraaja told Kamal that I can’t direct good films and thus the project got dropped”. Gangai has also said that his story Adhi Veerapandian was later copied by Kamal in Thevar Magan.