Ilaiyaraaja issues legal notice to makers of Manjummel Boys

Music Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. File

Music Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. File
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Ace music composer R. Ilaiyaraaja has issued a legal notice to the producers of Manjummel Boys for having “unlawfully” exploited the song Kanmani Anbodu Kaadhalan, from the Tamil movie Guna, in their movie without obtaining any consent/permission/licence from him.

The notice issued through his counsel stated that the song was composed by him. Though the makers of Manjummel Boys had recognised this fact in the title cards, “the same or any underlying gesture cannot be a substitute for our client’s permission/licence/content for such usage,” the notice read.

Since the musical work had been exploited commercially without authorisation and payment of royalty or licence fee to Mr. Ilaiyaraaja, the counsel called upon the film producers to either obtain his client’s permission or remove the musical work forthwith from their movie, besides paying compensation for unauthorised usage.

The notice also warned of appropriate civil and criminal proceedings against the film’s producers Soubhin Shahir, Babu Shahir and Shawn Antony if they fail to exercise either of the two options.

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