HC clears decks for Mersal, film confirmed for Deepavali

The Madras High Court on Friday vacated the order of interim injunction granted by it on September 22 restraining Thenandal Studios from using the title, Mersal , for actor Vijay’s upcoming movie.

The court order came after the producer named A Rajendran had approached the court citing that he registered the title Merrasalaitan in the film chamber in 2014 and the shooting of the movie is in progress.

He sought a permanent injunction restraining the makers of Mersal and the people associated with Vijay’s film from passing the title of the film.

Vacating the interim injunction, Justice Anitha Sumanth said the “entire case of the applicant is based on the premise of probabilities and assumptions – assumed right to the title, assumed prejudice to reputation caused by non-existent use of the film title and assumed deception by the respondents.”

“The prayer, for passing off simpliciter, cannot be sustained in the facts and circumstances of this case,” the judge said and dismissed the original application.

Director of Sri Thenandal Studios, Hema Rukmani took to her Twitter account to do a happy dance. She posted a video where she can be seen announcing the judgement in a ‘Mersal’ manner.