Finally Appachan has agreed to give a sum to the owner of
Azhagiya Tamil Magan story. Mohammad Farookh, a film
producer has filed a case against the film Azhagiya Tamil
Magan, alleging that the story of the film is owned by his
Farookh has claimed that the producer of ATM, Appachan
has agreed to pay a sum of Rs.7.5 lakhs for the story after Tamil
Film Producer's council's intervention. He alleged that Appachan
has only paid Rs. One lakh and refused to pay the balance amount
and is trying to release the film with out paying him the dues.
The case came up before the bench comprising Chief Justice A. B.
Shah and Justice Jyothimani. After an assurance from producer
Appachan to pay the remaining to Farookh, the Judges postponed the
hearing till Wednesday, and a final verdict is expected then.
ATM stars Vijay and Shreya in the lead roles and
A.R.Rahman has scored the music. Bharathan, an assistant of
Dharani, is directing the film.
It might be recalled that a few weeks ago Oneindia.in had
revealed in its news item that the story of ATM is not an
original creation but a copy of the Hollywood movie 'If'!!