HC Agrees to Hear Copyright Infringement Suit against Bigil

The Madras High Court (HC) has agreed to hear on 24th October 2019 a plea by a scriptwriter Amjath Meeran asking to restrain the release of the movie – Bigil on 25th October 2019 alleging that the movie’s writer-director Atlee infringed his copyright.

Advocate M.S. Murali, who requested Justice N. Sathish Kumar to take up this Copyright Infringement lawsuit for urgent hearing, asked lawyer P.V. Balasubramanian representing the production group/company AGS Entertainment Private Limited and executive producer Archana Kalpathi to be ready for arguments. Mr. Murali told the justice that he would convince the court to grant an interim injunction restricting the release of the movie on the set date. He added that even otherwise, the movie could be released after depositing Rs 10 lakh in the court as the compensation money asked by Mr. Meeran.

In the plaint, the plaintiff claimed himself to be a director, producer, and writer who owned a production company with a name Meeran Theatres. The complaint showed that he was also an associate member of TFPC (Tamil Film Producers Council). He also claimed to have written a script titled ‘Brasil’ in the year 2014 and then get it registered with the Writers Guild of America in 2015.

He said that though the guild was yet to issue a registration certificate, he had sent an email for despatching the certificate at the earliest. He stated that the script, which had been projected in the trailer of the movie Bigil, is the same as his script. Besides, it also spins around the theme of the football game being encouraged by the protagonist of the movie.

In the end, he urged the judge to appoint a team of scriptwriters and professionals from the film industry to compare the two scripts and provide a report to the court so that the director and his production team could be ordered to pay an initial compensation of Rs. 10 lakh.

Although the court’s final decision about the release of the movie is yet to come, it seems that actor Vijay starrer Bigil, along with, his team has run into trouble. For more visit: https://www.trademarkmaldives.com

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