Chennai, Jan 31 (PTI) The Madras High Court Thursday issued a notice to producers of the Mammootty starrer ‘Yatra’, a biopic on late Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajasekhar Reddy. Also Read - New UK Coronavirus Strain Could be More Deadly & Transmissible, Warns Boris Johnson
When a civil suit by M Murugan of Sri Saai Lakshmi Pictures of Chennai came up, Justice M Sundar issued a notice to the producers of the movie, 70 MM entertainments and Shiva Mega Film Producers of Hyderabad and Gube Cinema Technologies of Chennai. Also Read - IPL 2021 Auction: Rajasthan Royals to Chennai Super Kings, Franchises That Can Target Sreesanth For IPL 14
The judge then posted the matter for further hearing on February 6. Also Read - Parakram Diwas: Security Beefed up in Kolkata Ahead of PM Modi's Visit | LIVE Updates
The petitioner claimed that the title and story of the film belonged to him as it was already registered with the Film And Television Producer Guild Of South India.
The shooting of a film with the same name was almost over and was likely to be released by February end, he submitted.
Alleging that the producers Yatra did not heed the advice of the guild, the petitioner said they were planning to release it in Tamil Nadu on February 8.
Hence, he sought a permanent injunction from releasing the movie in Tamil in any theatre on the said date.
Y S Rajasekhar Reddy was a two-time Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh. He took oath as the 14th chief minister of the state after the Congress won the 2004 assembly polls.
The party retained power in Andra in the 2009 assembly elections, however, Reddy’s second term as chief minister was cut short after he died in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009.
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