The Madras High Court had issues an interim ban on actor Vijay’s upcoming film ‘Mersal’ after a producer had registered a case against the makers of the film saying he had registered the title. The court heard the plea and had ordered an interim ban till October first week and now, after hearing the arguments from the both the parties, has cleared the case in favour of ‘Mersal’. The petition was filed by A. Rajendran who claimed that he had registered Mersalayitten and Naan Mersalayitten for his films.
Sri Thenandal Films, producers of ‘Mersal’, have also registered Trademark Rights for ‘Mersal’ meaning which if any group or firm wish to use ‘Mersal’ for commercial purposes, they will have to pay a royalty fee for the usage. Now, after the court clearance, Mersal will release as per scheduled date and will be the biggest release in the career of Vijay so far. Directed by Atlee, Mersal will have Vijay playing triple roles for the first time which is one of the primary reasons for then huge buzz around the film. Mersal also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menon opposite the three characters played by Vijay.
Mersal is said to have a Jallikattu reference in it which was one of the biggest issues in Tamil Nadu in the recent past after the government decided to impose a ban on it. Many Kollywood celebrities stood against the ban and said that Jallikattu is part of Tamil culture and they will fight for it. With this reference in his film, Vijay is all set to win more hearts across Tamil Nadu.