Kaappaan which is a Suriya starrer scheduled for a release on September 20, 2019, had a plagiarism accusation leveled against its story by John Charles, who took the matter to court claiming the movie resembled his story Saravedi. According to industry sources, the Madras High Court has now dismissed the case clearing writer cum director of the film K.V. Anand.
It is worth mentioning here that while speaking about the matter to the media earlier, K.V. Anand had confidently said that he would steer clear in this case. He reasoned that unlike the common practice of using "discussion directors", which is said to be a thriving source of hear-say stories, all his scripts stem from him and his writers and hence there wasn't any chance of outside influence.