A complaint has been lodged against director Murugadoss by short filmmaker Anbu Rajasekar alleging that Kaththi was his script and it has been stolen without his permission. He has claimed that Kaththi is a copy of his short film Thangaboomi and has asked for Rs 2 Cr compensation. The filmmaker has also said that he will go on a hunger strike along with the Tamil Nadu Farmers Association and other groups demanding Murugadoss’s arrest.