By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Nag Ravi, the overseas distributor of the Tamil movie Machakkaran, on Monday denied allegations that he made pirated copies of the movie. He said that the issue had been sorted out in talks with the producer and film director Tamilvanan with the help of the producers' council. Last week, supporters of Tamilvanan and Ravi clashed after the movie was privately screened at a preview theatre in T Nagar.
Tamilvanan alleged that Ravi had tried to make illegal copies of the movie. But now both sides had withdrawn the complaints filed with the police, he said. "All the seven prints were delivered at the airport and Nag Ravi took one print back to the city and screened it at a preview theatre. Overseas distributors are not supposed do that," said a producer.
Yesterday Ravi had met the press at Nadigar Sangam and clarified that he was not aware of the existence of the norm that film prints meant for overseas distribution should not be screened in India. "Now we both amicably settled all the issues. I will continue my services to the Tamil film Industry as usual", Ravi told.