Rajinikanth’s ‘Lingaa’ Ready for Release on Dec. 12 as Court Dismisses Copyrights Hurdle

After Madurai Bench dismissal of a writ petition on stopping Rajinikanth’s forthcoming film ‘Lingaa’, decks are cleared for the release of the Tamil film all over Tamil Nadu and its telugu version in Andhra and Telangana markets on December 12, the birthday of the ‘Talaivar’.

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday summarily dismissed the plea of K.R. Ravi Rathinam that the producer and director of the film “Lingaa” had stolen the story idea from his under-production film “Mullai Vanam 999”.

However, the case was dismissed by the court stating that the petitioner had insufficient evidence and unaware of his copyrights. Since the case was struck aside at the initial stage itself, makers of “Lingaa” can go ahead with their release plan. It is reported in local media that the distributors have booked more than 70 theatres in Chennai alone.

“Lingaa” features Hindi actress Sonakshi Sinha, South Indian actress Anuksha Shetty in female roles against Rajinikanth, who will be seen in two roles. The storyline is reportedly around the Mullaperiyar dam controversy and it will cover pre-independence generation and the current generation.

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