A production house by name North East Film Works had earlier filed a petition with the Civil Court saying “We are making a film titled Kallathuppakki whose title was already registered with Film Chamber. We seek ban on the producer of Vijay’s Thuppakki from using the title as it’s part of the title of our film. We were the ones who first got the title formally registered,” the petition said.
Justice Thirumagal had imposed an ‘interim’ ban on the producers of Vijay’s Thuppakki from using the name to publicise their film. Its producer Kalaipuli Thaanu recently filed a counter petition seeking the Court’s intervention in lifting the ban on them using the title to promote their film. Thanu had contended that it was ‘unacceptable’ if the petitioner said that the latter part of their film’s title shouldn’t be used by others.
Thaanu cited example of several films and requested the Court to lift the ban in using the title. The case has now been postponed for its next hearing on 25th July with the Judge decreeing that the ban order would continue till that time.