HC stay on Dhanush's Venghai

Last Updated: Mon, Jun 27, 2011 02:03 hrs

The Madras High Court has stayed the release of Dhanush's Hari directed Vijaya Productions Venghai.

D Kalaiselvam of Eka Chakra Media Private Limited said he owns the title Venghai and was shooting a film under that title.

Kalaiselvam had registered the title Venghai with South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) and Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), the authorised bodies concerned.

Kalaiselvam received the certificate on the title he had registered on August 9, 2010. Meanwhile the Dhanush film was taken over by Sun Pictures.

Around that time Vijaya Productions changed the title of the film from Aruva to Venghai and got the title registered.

Justice V Ramasubramaniyam in his order said that "despite the title having been registered in favour of Kalaiselvam, SIFCC and TFPC appear to have acted contrary to the registration granted in favour of the plaintiff."

An interim stay on the release of the film for a period of a week has been granted by the court. The HC will hear the matter again on July 1.

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