Films that successfully overcame legal hurdles – Friday Spl. Article by Naveen

Lately, it has become almost mandatory for movies featuring popular names to face some legal issue or the other before their release.
While some cases are genuine in nature, it is also being alleged that certain people go to court against films with ulterior motives. This week, without going into the real intentions, tracks few upcoming projects which successfully crossed legal hurdles.
A public interest litigation was filed against Vishal-starrer ‘Irumbu Thirai’, alleging that the trailer of the movie allegedly contained certain dialogues against Aadhaar card and Digital India initiative.
Dismissing the plea, a bench of justices V Parthiban and P D Audikesavalu of Madras high court said that they did not find any merits in the case. The judges also wondered how could such a case be filed even without watching the movie and knowing in what context was such dialogues delivered.
The court said: “If the petitioner (N Natarajan, 45, of Thathiapuram in Namakkal district) would decide which movie should be released and which should not be released on the basis of the trailer, then what was the purpose of having constituted a Central Board of Film Certification which had already cleared the decks for the release of Irumbu Thirai.”
A case was filed in the Madras high court by K S Rajasekaran to restrain Wunderbar Films from releasing superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’ on the ground of infringement of copyright over the storyline as well as the title.
The court recently dismissed the plea and also refused to declare that the petitioner was the owner of the story as well as the title.
In its order, the HC said the petitioner’s claim for exclusive right over the film title cannot be conceded by the court primarily because its registration had been cancelled. There was no existing registration to claim any right over the title, it said.
Recently, the Madras High Court had vacated the interim stay on the release of ‘Kaali’, subject to the
condition that the producer and actor deposited Rs two crore to the credit of the civil suit pending before it.
Earlier, it passed a stay order on the release of ‘Kaali’, which has Vijay Antony in the lead role. The order was issued while hearing a petition filed by William Alexander, proprietor, Picture Box Company.
In his plea, Alexander said, “Though Vijay Antony’s earlier film ‘Annadurai’ received moderate success,
within a week theatres dumped it.”
Stating that he was the distributor of ‘Annadurai’ for Tamil Nadu, he alleged that the actor sold rights at a
higher price. When Antony found out about Alexander’s loss, he allegedly promised to give rights of ‘Kaali’ at a lesser price. Subsequently, an agreement was signed and Alexander paid Rs 50 lakh as advance. However, Alexander alleged that Antony was going against his promise, and wanted the court to direct him to compensate his loss to the tune of Rs 4.73 lakh.

By Naveen


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