Stay for Megastar Mammootty’s Thoppil Joppan
Megastar Mammootty starrer Thoppil Joppan awaiting release has entered a legal trouble. The makers have found themselves in a problem over the copyright issues of the movie. Judge Anil Kumar has stayed the release of the movie. Shibu Thekkumpuram hailing from Kothamangalam has filed a complaint before the Honourable court asking to stop the release of the movie.
Shibu Thekkumpuram in his complaint claims that the producer has already sold the copyright of the movie to him for an amount of 25 lakhs. But apparently the producer has sold the copyrights to some other company before the release. So Shibu Thekkumpuram has filed a complaint and wants to stop the release of the movie immediately.
The complaint has been filed against Real Media Technologies, Abdul Nazar from Kalamassery and SN Group from Kadavanthara. Thoppil Joppan’s release is stopped until the next hearing.
Thoppil Joppan was initially scheduled to be released on October 7th. Another biggie, Mohanlal starrer Pulimurugan is also releasing on the same date. Industry people and the audience are eagerly awaiting for the clash of the titans of Mollywood after a long time. Pulimurugan will face strong competition from Thoppil Joppan in the box office clash.
Thoppil Joppan hit the right chord among the audience with both the teasers becoming huge successes. Add to that the unconventional marketing strategies the team is doing. Interestingly, Thoppil Joppan team had a bullock cart ride with the traditional chendamelam which is grabbing all the eyeballs. The makers are making sure that they do not leave any leaf unturned and are trying to publicize their movie to the maximum.
We will have to wait and watch to see whether this copyright issue will affect the release or in turn negatively publicize the movie.