Director Satish Paul has filed an injunction in the court to stop the filming of the Tamil remake of the blockbuster movie Drishyam. The director alleges that Drishyam is copied form his novel Oru Mazhakkalathu. He states that the movie conveys the same theme as that of his novel. The novel is also about a husband who tries to conceal a crime done by his family.
Satish Paul alleges that the situations from his novel is used in the movie without any changes. He has filed complaints against Drishyam's director Jeethu Joseph, producer Antony Perumbavoor and distributor Ashirwad Cinemas under the Copyright Act. Following the petitions, Ernakulam district court has asked the filmmaker not to go ahead with the remake.
Reportedly, Ekta Kapoor has also issued a legal notice against Drishyam stating that it seems to be the adaption of the Japanese novel, The Devotion of Suspect X. She says that she has already acquired the movie making rights of the same. However, director Jeethu Joseph dismissed the allegations stating that Drishyam is neither a copy nor an adaption of any of these novels; but it is an original script.
Drishyam had Mohanlal playing the lead role. The movie went on to become a big commercial success and emerged as the second highest grossing Malayalam movie of all times.
The movie, which has already been remade in Kannada and Telugu, repeated its success in both the industries. The Tamil version is under filming with Kamal Hassan playing the lead role.