Tamil star Vijay's Sarkar has found itself in the midst of a plagiarism controversy with Varun Rajendran, a writer who claimed that director AR Murugadoss has copied his script which was penned for Sengol.

Sarkar is an action-thriller, and Murugadoss has written the script for it in collaboration with Jeyamohan. The movie revolves around the story of a CEO of a multi-national company, who returns to India to cast his vote in election.

What happens when he finds out that someone else has cast the vote forms the crux of the flick.

However, Rajendran has reportedly filed a complaint against Murugadoss with the South Indian Film Writers Association (SIFWA). In his complaint, he claimed that he wrote the script for Sengol and registered it with SIFWA in 2007.

He recently came to know that the plot of Sarkar is similar to his story. He also stated that he had narrated the script to Vijay's father SA Chandrasekhar.

Now, the SIFWA has formed a team to investigate the plagiarism complaint and Bhagyaraj, president of the union, is reportedly heading this team.

"We have received a complaint from a member of our union. A team is looking into the issue. As of now, there are no updates on the situation," Silverscreen quoted a spokesperson for the writers' union as saying.

Earlier, the movie was scheduled to release on November 8, will now hit the screens on November 6. This news will certainly bring a huge smile on every fan of Thalapathy Vijay.

The movie also features, Keerthy Suresh who is playing the lead role, while Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu and Radha Ravi essay pivotal roles in Sarkar, which is bankrolled by Kalanithi Maran. AR Rahman has composed music and its promos have struck a chord with the viewers.