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Court stays Kaavalan release

Written by: Sampurn Wire
Published: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 14:06 [IST]

Vijay and Asin"s fans from abroad will have to wait for the next six weeks to watch their latest Tamil movie Kaavalan. The film was set to release in a couple of weeks but the Madras High court has given a stay order for other countries except India. The reason behind this delay is a conflict regarding the distribution rights of the film.

Justice S Rajeswaran on Wednesday gave the stay order for Kaavalan in reply to a complaint filed by the Singapore-based Tantra Incorporated Private Limited, which claimed to have got the rights of distribution of the move throughout the world except in India. Tantra said that as per their agreement, the makers cannot sell the rights of distribution of the movie to any other company without their consent.

On September 29th, the defendant Ekaveera Creations and the plaintiff Tantra signed an agreement regarding this distribution rights and the deal was finalized at a total amount of 5.50 crore. Both the parties agreed not to sell the rights to anyone else without the knowledge of the plaintiff.

But, when Ekaveera did not respond to the plaintiff"s repeated requests of revealing the details of the rights given the other company Cinema Paradise, they filed this case. Moreover, on November 18th, Ekaveera issued a letter which threatened to cancel the agreement with plaintiff. Tantra even agreed to pay the rest of money.

Topics: vijay, siddique, kaavalan, asin thottumkal
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