Sivakarthikeyan Vs Devarkonda: Two movies with same title announced

Wednesday saw two movies announced with same titles. Sivakarthikeyan’s film with Irumbuthirai director PS Mithran and Arjun Reddy fame Vijay Devarakonda’s new movie with Anand Annamalai announced that the title of their respective films is Hero.

Sivakarthikeyan’s film has Kalyani Priyadarshan, daughter of veteran filmmaker Priyadarshan, making her Tamil debut.

It is produced by KJR Studios and the project marks his first time collaboration with Mithran.

Vijay Deeverakonda has teamed up with debutant director Anand Annamalai for a Telugu project titled Hero, in which he plays a professional biker. The film is being bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers who, via a tweet on Wednesday night, announced that Hero will be released in all the south Indian languages including Tamil.

The regular shooting of Deverakonda’s Hero will commence from 22 April in New Delhi. Actress Malavika Mohanan has been signed the leading lady. Both claim that they have necessary permission for the title. However one has to forego the title.

Industry sources say, “Producrs register the titles with Producers Council or Guild. Snce it is done in two places, confusion prevails. Though both the producers claim right for the title, one has to see who sacrifies it.”

NT Bureau