Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Badmashiyaan release stuck in copyright violation

Delhi High Court has restrained 'Badmashiyaan' makers from distributing the film's trailer and the film, following allegations of copyright violation made by MSM and Kaleidoscope Entertainment.
The Court has restrained the distribution and exhibition of the film's trailer after Multi Screen Media (MSM) and Kaleidoscope Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. claimed it to be a copy of the Korean film, 'Couples', on which their yet-to-be-released film 'Mango' is based and the already have the right to make a Hindi remake.
The production house claims that the court granted them relief on the basis that they have exclusive rights to the Hindi remake of 'Couples' (2011). According to sources, the Korean film in question is itself a remake of the 2005 Japanese film, 'A Stranger of Mine'. While 'Mango' went on the floors in 2013, 'Badmashiyaan' was filmed last year.
VRG Motion Pictures that has produced ‘Badmaashiyaan’ has denied receiving any court notice. 
Badmashiyaan, starring Suzanna Mukherjee, Sharib Hashmi, Siddhant Gupta, Gunjan Malhotra and Karan Mehra, was slated for release on February 27.



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