Ilaiyaraaja sends legal notice to Manjummel Boys makers

Music Maestro Ilaiyaraaja Issues Legal Notice to Producers of “Manjummel Boys”

Ace music composer R. Ilaiyaraaja has taken legal action against the producers of “Manjummel Boys” for allegedly using his composition without permission.

Background of the Dispute

The dispute revolves around the unauthorized use of the iconic song “Kanmani Anbodu Kaadhalan” from the Tamil movie “Guna.” Ilaiyaraaja’s legal team issued a notice citing the lack of consent for this usage.

Legal Notice and Allegations

The notice clearly states that the song in question was created by Ilaiyaraaja, and while the producers acknowledged this fact in their credits, it does not absolve them of the need for formal permission.

Ilaiyaraaja’s counsel highlighted that the unauthorized commercial exploitation of the musical work constitutes a violation of the composer’s rights. The producers were demanded either to seek permission or remove the song from their movie immediately.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

Failure to comply with the demands laid out in the legal notice could lead to civil and criminal actions against the producers of “Manjummel Boys,” including Soubhin Shahir, Babu Shahir, and Shawn Antony.


This legal dispute underscores the importance of respecting intellectual property rights in the entertainment industry. The outcome of this case will set a precedent for future instances of copyright infringement.

By addressing these issues through legal channels, Ilaiyaraaja aims to protect his creative work and ensure fair compensation for its use in other productions.

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For more information on copyright laws and intellectual property rights, visit the World Intellectual Property Organization.