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Prithviraj’s Kaduva Gets Green Signal from Kerala HC

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The Kerala High Court on Thursday gave clearance to Prithviraj Sukumaran’s upcoming film Kaduva, while it banned actor Suresh Gopi’s film about the same character, Kaduvakunnel Kuruvachen. 

A few months ago, Kaduva’s scriptwriter Jinu Abraham had approached the Ernakulam District Court claiming that Suresh Gopi’s untitled flick, #SG250, was plagiarised from his film. The Magistrate, then had asked the makers of SG250 to stop all the work. The Kerala HC restrained the makers of SG250 to stop making the film and to not use the central character or the subject.

However, on the other hand, shooting for Kaduva is set to begin soon. Helmed by Shaji Kailas, Kaduva is a mass entertainer set in the 1990s about Kaduvakunnel Kuruvachen. In an interview with The Times of India, Abraham said that while the film is inspired by true incidents, it makes up only to five percent of the film, while the rest is fictional. The film was announced by Prithviraj on his birthday last year.

Kaduva, bankrolled by Prithviraj Productions and Listin Stephen’s Magic Frames banner, was originally set to go on floors this December. However, now, the filming will begin only after there is an improvement in the Covid-19 front.

Meanwhile, Prithviraj, who was working on Jana Gana Mana, was recently tested positive for Covid-19. Announcing the news on social media, Prithviraj wrote, “As is the norm, all involved in the shoot were tested before the schedule started and after the last day of shoot in the courtroom set we had put up, tests were repeated. Unfortunately, the test results this time came back positive and I have gone into isolation.”

Prithviraj was last seen in Ayyapanum Koshiyum, which released in February this year. He had also been shooting for Blessy’s Aadujeevitham in Jordan before the imposition of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The actor and the rest of the crew were stranded in Jordan for two months before they could return back to India.

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