Actor Vijay starrer Thuppaki, which is directed by AR Murugadoss, is in deep trouble with a court in Chennai banning the filmmakers from using the title. The petition was filed by debut director Ravi Devan, who had assisted Kamal Hassan in various films. In his petition, Ravi Devan had alleged that he had registered the title Kalla Thuppaki in 2009 and the shooting of this film is in progress now.
According to Ravi, the title design of his Kalla Thuppaki and Vijay’s Thuppaki are so similar that it could cause undue confusion. Though a complaint was filed at the Producers’ Council, Ravi Devan alleged that no action was taken as Vijay’s dad SA Chandrasekar heads it.
Following this, he had knocked at the doors of the court seeking justice and had eventually got it with the court declaring that the filmmakers of Thuppaki is banned from using the title.