Krazzy in legal trouble or is it a publicity stunt

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 11:25

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai, April 08: After ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ here is yet another flick that has run in to legal trouble just four days before it is to be released. Yes, we are talking of the much-hyped flick ‘Krazzy 4’.

The film that has been in news for its rocking item numbers, that sees the big daddies of Bollywood dancing on the same number, has been dragged to court for its music of-course.

According to the claims of Ram Sampath, a 32-year-old ad jingle music composer, the Roshans have allegedly copied his 60-second music titled ‘The Thump’. Sampath states that he had created the title for a mobile phone television advertisement last year and the Roshans have used the same tone in the title track of their upcoming flick Krazzy 4 without his consent.

Accordingly he has sued the producer, Rakesh Roshan, his brother Rajesh Roshan, their film company Film Kraft, Super Cassettes, Sony Erricsson and Saatchi & Saatchi in an infringement of copyright case

The young composer is seeking Rs 2 crore as damages and also wants an injunction against the Roshans from using his tunes in four songs in the film.

Sampath, who is a well known name in the advertisement industry, said, "I was really shocked after hearing the film's song being aired on a music channel in February. When I bought the film's music CD last month, my fears were confirmed."

Well infringement of music or no infringement, looking at the modus operandi these days, it does not shock us anymore if a film gets into deep waters before its immediate release.

All we can say is that Krazzy 4 has kept up with the latest trend of generating controversies before its release, a sure shot taboo and a hit film formula.

First Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 11:25

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