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?"
Rajinikanth filed the application to prevent the Madras High Court bench from passing any interim order in the Lingaa case without hearing his stand
Last month, the petitioner had approached the court alleging that the script he had penned for in a film titled Mullai Vanam 999 was stolen by the makers of Lingaa. He had lodged a writ petition against superstar Rajinikanth, director KS Ravi Kumar and writer S Ponkumaran
Aspiring filmmaker KR Ravi Rathinam who has accused the team of superstar Rajinikanth's Lingaa of having stolen his script