The case dates back to 2014 when Ravi Rathinam accused the producers of plagiarism and alleged that they had 'stolen' the story from his film Mullai Vanam 999. The Madras High Court had allowed the release of the film after collecting a deposit of 5 crores and a separate bank guarantee for a similar amount
A court in Madurai has issued summons to filmstar Rajinikanth and others asking them to appear before it on March 8 in connection with a suit filed against his film Lingaa. The Judge said the Madras High Court had directed him to complete the trial in the case within April 30 and hence asked them to appear before his court
A petitioner contended that Lingaa was given tax exemption only due to Rajnikanth's 'influence'
The court stated, "In a copyright case how can the High Court pass such interim orders?"