Makers of the superhit Kannada movie 'Kantara' have deleted the 'Varaha Roopam' song from YouTube.

The song sparked controversy after a Kerala-based band Thaikkudam Bridge pressed plagiarism charges  against the makers.

The band claimed that ‘Varaha Roopam’ is allegedly plagiarized from the band’s Intellectual Property  (IP) ‘Navarasam’.

The song was taken down from YouTube after the Kozhikode district & sessions court had passed an injunction last month against makers.

The court has barred several music platforms including Amazon & Spotify from playing the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ without the permission.

The injunction suit was filed on the band’s behalf by music attorney  Satish Murthi, a SC advocate.

Following the injunction, another court, on Nov. 2, had directed the  Kantara makers to stop  its streaming.

On October 24, Thaikkudam Bridge alleged that there are unavoidable similarities between ‘Navarasam’  & ‘Varaha Roopam’.

‘Navarasam’, released in 2015, was a tribute to Kerala’s popular art form Kathakali & about the commercialisation of this art form.

On the other hand, ‘Varaha Roopam’ features the beliefs & worship  of Bhoota Aradhane in  Dakshina Kannada.