Thuppakki suffers extended title ban

Thuppakki suffers extended title ban
The director and producer of actor Vijay’s upcoming film Thuppakki continue to feel the pressure as a Chennai Court has recently extended the ban on them from using the title of the film.
The ban was originally imposed based on a petition filed with the Principal Sessions Court by Ravidevan of Virugambakkam, Chennai.

In his petition, Ravidevan had stated that “I have been producing a film titled Kallathuppakki. I come to know that Kalaipuli Thanu has also named his upcoming film as Thuppakki. I pray the Court to ban them from using the title.” Based on the petition, Justice Thirumagal passed an interim order banning producers of Vijay’s film from using the said title.

Thanu then filed a counter petition challenging the ban. The case came up for hearing a few days back. Justice Thirumagal, after hearing the arguments from both the sides, then fixed 14th August as the date of next hearing. As such, the ban has now been extended till that time. This is the foruth such occasion when the ban has been ‘extended’.

Directed by A.R. Murugadoss and starring Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead, the film already faced some controversy vis-à-vis the posters depicting Vijay smoking a cigar. After some protests, the posters were withdrawn and it was assured that the smoking sequences won’t be part of the film. Now that the ban on title has been extended further, it has put the makers in a fix.


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