We have read reports in Indian newspapers that the Tamil Nadu government is providing a subsidy to Tamil movies.
According to a report in the Hindu newspaper (dt July 8, 2008), the Tamil Nadu government has earmarked Rs 4.9 crore as subsidy for quality Tamil movies with Tamil names.
Venkat Prabhu’s recent movie Saroja is nothing but an outright theft of Judgment Night and to provide a subsidy for it would be to condone blatant plagiarism and an insult to other Tamil film-makers who are working hard to bring out original work.
We fervently hope that the makers of Judgment Night get to know about the theft of their intellectual property and sue the bejesus out of this scumbag Venkat Prabhu.
Thieves like Venkat Prabhu and others of his ilk who shamelessly steal from Hollywood or other foreign movies and fob it off as original work on unsuspecting viewers ought to be barred from making movies for a few years.
Saroja director Venkat Prabhu has disgraced the entire Tamil film industry by his shameless stealing and we hope that the Tamil Nadu government does not become an accomplice in this thief’s crime by providing a subsidy to the movie.
If Tamil Nadu provides a subsidy to a movie like Saroja that’s based on theft, it’d only mean that the state government also condones piracy of Tamil movies by other unscrupulous elements.