The movie was dragged to court by director Ravi Devan alleging that the title and logo of the Vijay starrer movie share resemblances to his movie Kallathuppakki, thereby bringing an injunction order for the usage of Thuppakki title in any form. Reacting to his petition, the court granted an injunction till July 16.
The hearing on July 16 was postponed to July 19, after 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.
However, the makers of Thuppakki are hoping for a positive result on July 25, as the trailer launch function of the movie has gone for a toss following this controversy. Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal starrer movie, directed by AR Murugadoss will hit the screens for Diwali.