A Chennai civil court has granted an injunction till July 16 restraining the makers of Thuppaki from using the title of the AR Murugadoss directorial film in any forms. The justice passed the order on an application filed by upcoming director Ravi Devan.
Ravi Devan, a former associate of Kamal Hassan, prayed to the court to grant an interim injunction restraining makers of the film from using the title Thuppakki and its logo. The director claims that he had registered the title Kalla Thuppakki in the year 2009 itself and it's been renewed every year and the film production is in process and at the completion stage. At this stage, if the said title was given to them, then definitely he will be put to secure loss and hardship.
Upon hearing his request, the court has granted the interim injunction till 16th July and the notice to be given to the makers of Thuppakki. However, the movie directed by AR Murugadoss stars energetic Vijay and dazzling Kajal Aggarwal, is expected to hit the screens for Independence Day. (Click the below image to see the injunction order copy)
According to the practise...
Whenever a film producer seeks to register a title, Film Chamber and Producers Council cross check from their record to ascertain that the title sought for by the producer has not been already registered by any other producer. In case the title is already registered by any other producer, the same title is not allowed to be registered even if the title includes any prefix or suffix.