Thuppakki title issue to August 06. The suit came up for hearing on Wednesday (01.08.2012) before the court on the petition filed by director Ravi Devan, who alleged that the title and logo of the Vijay starrer movie share resemblances to his movie Kallathuppakki.
The interim injunction against using the title Thuppakki has been extended till 06.08.2012. It is learnt that the plaintiff sent notice to the advocates appearing for Film and Television Producers Guild of South India and the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce to produce two important documents. Hence, it has been postponed.
Ravi Devan had earlier claimed that he had registered the title Kallathuppakki in the year 2009 itself and it's been renewed every year and the film production is in the 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. He had also claimed that the logo of Vijay's film has a striking resemblance to the logo of his film.
On the other end, Kalaipuli S Dhanu filed a counter affidavit denying the accusations made against them and said that Thuppakki and Kallathuppakki do not convey the same meaning and comparison should not be drawn between the titles. "Thuppakki means a licensed weapon and Kallathuppakki means an unlicensed weapon," he pleaded.
Meanwhile, the makers of the film are planning to launch the trailer in August itself and the date will be announced once the title issue gets resolved.