The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition seeking to restrict the makers of the movie Mersal, which features Vijay, Samantha, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menon in the lead, from using the title.
This means that Thenandal Films will be free to retain the title Mersal for their film and continue to promote it.
The case had been filed by producer Rajendran, who claimed that he had registered the title Mersalayitten in the year 2015 itself with the Tamil Film Producers Council. Rajendran said he owned the rights to the title as he had been renewing the registration every year by making the necessary payments. The producer contended that he was to make a film with this title and that he had plans to launch his son through this film.
Stating that he was shocked to see that another film featuring Vijay being made with the same title, he had urged the court to restrain the makers of Mersal from using the title. The court had passed an interim order on his plea, restraining Thenandal Films, the makers of the Vijay-starrer Mersal, from using the title till October 3.
Today, the Court dismissed Rajendran’s plea. Sources say that Vijay’s Mersal will hit screens for Deepavali as planned. The film will be released simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu all over the world.