Superstar Rajinikanth is on a roll as after the release of Petta in January, the first look of the actor in AR Murugadoss’ new film dropped on the Internet today. The film, which is titled Darbar, appears to be a cop drama of sorts. In the first look poster, Rajinikanth’s elated picture takes the centrestage as insignia from a cop’s uniform including a belt and a shoulder badge surround him.
A police dog, several guns and the Gateway of India (located in Mumbai) also appear on the first look poster. The filmmakers have not shared too many details about the project, which was earlier called Thalaivar 167.
— A.R.Murugadoss (@ARMurugadoss) April 9, 2019
The poster made a big impact in social media with sevaral positive response and memes. Some started to refer it as “The Return Of Alex Pandiyan”. But what came next was something to forget for Thalaivar fans and most importantly for the makers of the movie.
As it is a A.R Murugadoss’s film, as soon as the poster released, issues of plagiarism followed it. Some of the fans in social media started to compare the first look poster with a poster of universal star and body builder Arnold’s movie Killing Gunther which was released in 2017.
Designer Vinci Raj who worked for Rajinikanth’s movies in his previous ventures came up with an official statement to clarify on the issue.
According to in.com, Vinci said “After Kaala and Kabali, I am fortunate to work with Rajinikanth sir for the third time. I am a huge Superstar fan. When I get a special opportunity like this, I know how responsible I need to be. I wanted to give my best for Thalaivar. I know how honest I was while creating this poster, it feels bad when someone says that I have copied the design from another poster.” On how he felt when some people had edited the Darbar poster to reflect more like the Hollywood one, he added, “I am looking at this Hollywood poster for the very first time. In fact, they have changed the colour tone of my poster to make it similar to the other film’s poster.”
– Poster designer #VinciRaj speaks about plagiarism on #Darbar‘s first look to #Galatta – “I wanted to give my best for #Thalaivar. I know how honest I was while creating this first look and I have never seen his Hollywood poster before”#Rajinikanth #Superstar pic.twitter.com/0n21JCMRDs
— Galatta Media (@galattadotcom) April 11, 2019
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