Enable Javscript for better performance
Soorarai Pottru: Madras High Court lifts ban on Hindi remake- Cinema express

Soorarai Pottru: Madras High Court lifts ban on Hindi remake

The film's co-producer Sikhya Entertainment had filed a stay order against 2D Entertainment and Abundantia Entertainment

   |   
Published: 08th September 2021
Madras High Court lifts ban on Soorarai Pottru Hindi remake

The Madras High Court has lifted the stay order on the Hindi remake of Soorarai Pottru that was filed by Sikhya Entertainment against 2D Entertainment and Abundantia Entertainment.

In July this year, it was announced that the much-acclaimed Suriya-starrer will be remade in Hindi with Sudha Kongara, who helmed the original, set to direct the remake as well. However, the film's co-producer Guneet Monga, on behalf of Sikhya Entertainment, had filed an injunction application claiming that the producers had not considered them for the remake. They claimed the commitments in the original agreement were not fulfilled by 2D Entertainment and Abundantia Entertainment. Following this, the Madras High Court had ordered a stay on the Hindi remake and asked the parties to sort out the issue in a friendly manner. This ban has now been lifted.

ALSO READ | Suriya's Jai Bhim to release on Amazon Prime Video, 3 other 2D projects in the lineup

Soorarai Pottru, starring Suriya and Aparna Balamurali, was released in November 2020, and was a dramatised version of the book Simply Fly, written on the life of Capt GR Gopinath.

According to sources, 2D Entertainment pleaded that it had paid Sikhya Entertainment a huge sum for facilitating the acquisition of the rights of Simply Fly from Captain Gopinath, apart from the actual rights money paid by 2D Entertainment. With the ban lifted, the development of the Hindi remake can be expected to resume soon.

Notably, Soorarai Pottru won the Best Film award at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, which was held last month. Suriya too won the award for the best actor at the festival. Apart from being a big success locally, Soorarai Pottru was also screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival, 78th Golden Globe Awards, and the Academy Awards 2020. The film is also reported to be the most-watched regional language film in the history of Amazon Prime Video in India. 

ALSO READ | Amitabh Bachchan pens a heartfelt note on Soorarai Pottru's song

Related Articles

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Poll
TimeTravelFilmsinTamil

Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Result
Dikkiloona
24
Indru Netru Naalai
Trending