Madras High Court Justice Tamil Vaanan refused to issue a stay against Vishal’s Naan Sigappu Manithan on title right dispute.
The original producer of 1985 Superstar Rajinikanth’s Naan Sigappu Manithan Mr. Poorna Chandra Rao had sold the negative rights to Jyothi Murugan Films of Salem, who in turn has sold it to Nagappan of Chennai.
Few days back, Nagappan went to Madras High court and asked for a stay against Naan Sigappu Manithan on the contention that since he owns the negative rights, he also owns the title rights. He also said he applied to Registrar of Copyrights, New Delhi for title copyright.
Vishals Film Factory and UTV motion Pictures contended that a mere application to Registrar of Copyrights is not enough to have the title rights. Also the applicant Nagappan had not registered the title with the Producers’ council.
After hearing both the sides, Justice Tamil Vaanan of Madras High Court in today’s hearing refused to issue an interim stay against NSM saying the applicant Nagappan might have moral grounds to the title since he holds the negative rights, but he doesn’t have any legal grounds.
He posted further hearing of this case to next week, thus clearing the smooth release of Naan Sigappu Manithan world-wide on Friday, April 11.