Ravi, who was making a film titled Kallathuppakki under his banner North East Film Works, had filed a case with the Court seeking a ban on the producers of Vijay’s Thuppakki from using the title as the title was ‘formally’ registered by him with the Producers’ Council several months back.
Ravi had stated in his petition with the Court that “The title and the styling of the title are similar to my film. As such, it’d be a great loss to me if Thuppakki is allowed to released with the present title and styling.” The Court has been dealing with the case for a few months now, making producer Kalaipuli Thaanu and director A.R. Murugadoss and the rest of the crew of Vijay’s Thuppakki tense as the advertisement had already been launched with the title.
It would have been almost an improbable task for them to kick-start a new set of advertisements to publicize the new title with movie-goers and fans of Vijay. The film has many ‘firsts’ to its credit: this is the first time Murugadoss is directing a Vijay-starrer and this is also the first time Kajal Aggarwal is playing Vijay’s heroine in any film
Anantharaman, who appeared on behalf of Ravi, told the Court that both the parties had agreed for an ‘out-of-Court’ settlement and the petitioner was withdrawing the case. Following this, Justice Vinoba quashed the petition challenging the title of Vijay-starrer Thuppakki filed.