Court dismisses stay on Kamal's Papanasam release

The court at Ernakulam vacated the stay imposed on the release of the Kamal Haasan starrer, Papanasam, based on a complaint filed by author Satheesh Paul that it is based on his novel.

‘Papanasam’, the movie directed by Jeethu Joseph which stars Kamal Haasan and Gautami in the lead roles is one of the most anticipated projects of the year. The film is a direct remake of Malayalam blockbuster ‘Drishyam’ which featured Mohanlal in the lead role.

Earlier, a case was filed Papanasam as Sateesh Paul, a filmmaker filed a complaint against Papanasam director Jeethu Joseph and producers stating that the story of Drishyam (Papanasam) is copied from his novel titled Oru Mazhakalath.

He had sought a stay on the release of Papanasam until the issue is resolved in the court. This case came up for hearing today at the Second Additional District Court, Ernakulam and the judge held that there is no similarity between the novel and the film, and therefore vacated the stay order on its release, states a press note from the makers of Papanasam.

In the initial days, shooting of ‘Papanasam’ was stalled by Satheesh Paul with the help of an interim injunction. But later, the producers of the movie managed to vacate the injunction, and the shooting was resumed shortly. Now, after hearing both the sides, the court has made the final verdict, and it has created a huge wave of happiness among Kamal Haasan fans all around the nation.

The verdict is expected to put an end to the controversy which surrounds the movie. The shooting of the film is going on in steady pace, and the makers are planning to release the film on Summer 2015.


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