Kerala Music Group Thaikkudam Bridge Opens Up About Claiming Kantara’s ‘Varaha Roopam’

What kantara The team could ideally have done

The creators of Kantara have vehemently denied plagiarism and copyright infringement. However, if the song was indeed inspired, it could have been done differently by formulating a collaboration with the Thaikkudam Bridge.

Speaking about what the ideal scenario could have been, Govind Vasantha said: “They could have collaborated with us like the way Sudha Kongara Soorarai Pottru the team did or like how family man team acquired the rights to our songs, ‘Aarachar‘ and ‘Navarasam‘ from the same album and used it for their web series.”

Vasantha, however, has no problem with kantara, like a movie. Given its wide notoriety, kantara could be an “exceptional” film, he said. He is troubled only by the song.

“When they use indie music in the film, it would really help if they credited the artists who worked on that piece to get the recognition they deserve. And honestly, indie music still struggles in India compared to to film music and so crediting us will really help our community grow stronger.”

Set in a fictional village in Dakshina Kannada, Rishab Shetty’s star kantara was originally released in Kannada on September 30 and dubbed into Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi following its huge success in Karnataka.