The Chennai City Civil Court has banned the theatrical release of actor Karan’s upcoming film Kandha. The film, which was to release a few months back, got delayed due to some ‘undisclosed’ reasons. The film has comedian Vivek attempting a comedy track resembling the on-going dispute between fellow-comedians Singamuthu and Vadivelu. Vivek has gone on record that he had already informed about the tract to Vadivelu.
The Court was acting on the basis of a complaint filed by an individual named Mohan Kumar. In his petition, Mohan had said “Pazhanivel and Kalpana Pazhanivel have jointly produced the Karan-starrer Kandha which has bee directed by Babu Viswanath. The couple too Rs.25 lakhs as loan from me in the year 2009 to make the film. I was given two cheques against the loan taken by the producers.
“Both the cheques were, however, returned by the bankers for want of funds to honour them. I then asked Pazhanivel to return the money to which he had assured me that he’d be returning the amount prior to the release of the movie in theatres. I have now come to know that he has been making efforts to release the film in theatres without settling my dues.
“I, therefore, request the Hon’ble Court to stay the release of the film.” said the petition. Mr. Justice Paulraj, who took up the case, said he felt that based on the documentar evidences produced in the Court by the petitioner, there was strong ground for his allegations and then issued a stay order banning the release of the film. The next hearing in the case has been slated for next Monday (19th March).