42 cable, net service providers restrained from showing Tamil film
The Madras HC yesterday restrained 42 cable and Internet service providers from screening the Tamil film 'Kaatrin Mozhi' scheduled to be released on November 16, on a suit filed by the producer, Creative Entertainers. The producer said he apprehended that once the movie was released, acts of piracy would commence and websites would illegally copy, record, reproduce the copyright-protected work to the general public.
Vijayan Subramanian, counsel for the producer, said the producer has acquired all exploitation and distribution rights including theatrical rights, music rights, other rights including TV, Internet, digital and home video. The cable and Internet service providers have not entered into any license agreement with the producer, and it amounts to infringement of copyright under provisions of the Copyright Act if they screened the movie.
The counsel also said that the producer has invested substantial money in the film's production and it was scheduled to be released in more than 250 screens worldwide including Chennai. The film directed by Radha Mohan has Jyothika and Vidharth in key roles. It is a remake of the 2017 Hindi film 'Tumhari Sulu', in which an ambitious housewife (Vidya Balan) becomes a RJ.