The firm sought to restrain makers of the film from releasing the film scheduled to hit theatres on January 12, before settling a dispute over remake rights.
the petitioners submitted that Hindi film 'Special 26', starring Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, was released in 2013.In August 2014, they signed an agreement, valid for three years with the film's makers Viacom 18,who also owned the copyright and obtained the rights to remake it in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
The petitioner said they subsequently came to know that Studio Green was making the Tamil version, with Suriya in the lead role. They then approached Madras High Court, alleging that the remake was being made without their consent.
However, a single judge, pointing out that the petitioner has approached the court at the 11th hour, seeking an injunction against the release, dismissed the petition.
Aggrieved, Staar Movies filed the present appeal.
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