Won”t commence Drishyam 2 shooting, production house tells HC

Won”t commence Drishyam 2 shooting, production house tells HC

Mumbai, May 7 (PTI) Production house Panorama Studios
International, which had acquired the Hindi remake rights of
the Malayalam hit film ”Drishyam 2”, assured Bombay High Court
it would not begin shooting till the copyright suit filed
against it is pending.

Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd had last week approached HC
seeking an order restraining Panorama Studios International
from producing any sequel to the movie in Hindi.

Viacom, in its suit, alleged infringement of their
copyright and sought recognition and adjudication of copyright
and other rights in the production of the sequel in the
”Drishyam franchise”, which includes a film on continuation
from the previous story.

Viacom also filed an application seeking interim
relief by way of injunction which was heard by Justice Gautam
Patel on Wednesday.

“The statement is that the defendants (Panorama) will
not themselves or through any other person with whom they may
have a contract or arrangement, begin shooting of the film in
question i.e. a sequel to the film Drishyam,” the order said.

The production house also accepts that if they take up
any preparatory work, such as developing a treatment, script,
screenplay or dialogue, this will be at their own risk and
that they will not be entitled to claim any equities on that
basis in the future, the HC further noted.

The court posted the suit for further hearing on June
18.

Viacom, in its suit, said it had executed a Remake
Rights Agreement with Wide Angle Creations and Raj Kumar
Theatres Pvt Ltd by which it had copyright to produce new
films by adapting the movie ”Drishyam”.

In 2017, Panorama Studios approached Viacom seeking to
produce the prequel or sequel of the movie, but the proposal
did not work out due to disagreement over terms.

Later, Viacom learnt Panorama had acquired the rights
to remake the sequel of the movie, after which it approached
HC. PTI SP
BNM BNM

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