The court earlier granted an injunction till July 16 restraining the makers of Thuppakki 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.
The petitioner had 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 the comparison should not be drawn between the titles. "Thuppakki means a licensed weapon and Kallathuppakki means an unlicensed weapon," he pleaded.
According to him, words that sound phonetically similar but conveying diagonally opposite meaning cannot be termed as similar words. The logo of the gun advertised by Kalaipuli for Thuppakki bearing a striking resemblance to Kallathuppakki is too far fetched imagination and puerile and no person can assert ownership for a logo depicting a common object like a gun, he appealed.