In a sort of mixed relief to Vijay-starrer ‘Bigil’ in a plagiarism case, the Madras High Court has refused to stay the release of the movie, which is slated to hit the screens this Friday, but allowed petitioner KP Selvah, a wannabe director, to file a case for copyright infringement in the appropriate court.
Following this, it is expected that Selvah might file for an injunction in the civil court today or Thursday, posing a hurdle to the release of ‘Bigil’. In his plea, Selvah, a member of the South Indian Film Writers’ Association, alleged that ‘Bigil’ directed by Atlee was based on his story, which he had registered with the union. He sought an injunction against the filming and release of the movie.
Meanwhile, with immense hope that the film would release as scheduled, grand arrangements are being made by Vijay fans. On Tuesday, when reservations were opened, they made a beeline before theatres that are to screen ‘Bigil’ and booked their tickets. Online reservations too saw massive response.
Produced by AGS Entertainment, ‘Bigil’ marks the association of Vijay and Atlee after ‘Theri’ and ‘Mersal’. The film which has music by Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman is a sports-based commercial entertainer. While Nayanthara plays the heroine, Bollywood veteran Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Vivek, Daniel Balaji and Indhuja Ravichandran among others are also part of the cast.