Court refuses to pass injunction against release of film
The last of the legal hurdles in the much-awaited release of Vijay-starrer Bigil got cleared on Thursday with the Madras High Court refraining from passing an interim injunction against the release of the movie, as sought by script writer Ajmal Meeran, who claimed that his 2015 script titled ‘Brasil’ had been plagiarised for Bigil.
Justice N. Sathishkumar refused to pass any orders on a civil suit preferred by the script writer seeking initial compensation of ₹10 lakh since some corrections had been made by hand to the plaint filed in the court. He directed the plaintiff’s counsel to sort out the issue and adjourned further hearing of the civil suit to November 5. This was the second case filed in the court against the movie.
The first one was a civil revision petition filed by a script writer, K.P. Selvah, who claimed that his 2018 script ‘Kalki’ revolving around the game of football was ‘lifted’ by the makers of Bigil.
On Tuesday, Justice R. Suresh Kumar allowed the revision petition preferred against a civil court’s order granting him permission to withdraw a suit for injunction without liberty to file a fresh suit for infringement of copyright, and permitted Mr. Selvah to file a civil suit in the High Court alleging infringement of his copyright.
No fresh suit
Though he did not file any such fresh suit, Mr. Meeran sprang a surprise by filing a case alleging infringement of his copyright over the script of Brasil. He urged the court to appoint a committee of film personalities to compare the scripts of ‘Brasil’ and Bigil and concluded whether the charge of plagiarism was proved or not.