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Staar Movies has alleged that they own the Telugu remake rights of 'Special 26'.

Roadblock for Gang Telugu version of Suriyas TSK
Flix Tollywood Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 18:05

Even as Suriya’s Thaana Serntha Kootam is all set for a Pongal release, the petition on the Telugu version Gang,  will be heard tomorrow by the Madras High Court.

The movie, directed by Vignesh Sivn, is a heist film produced by Gnanavel Raja. The film is a remake of Neeraj Pandey’s Special 26.

The case has been filed by Staar Movies, claiming that due permission was not taken for the film’s Telugu release. Staar Movies is owned by actor Thiagarajan who, in 2014, announced that he had bought the remake rights of the film Special 26 from Viacom. However, it was widely reported in 2016 that the remake rights had been sold to Gnanavel Raja for a film in which Suriya would play the lead.

In late 2017, Staar Movies sought an interim stay on the release of the film since they allegedly still owned the remake rights. Staar Movies claimed that they had only sold the Tamil remake rights to RPP Film Factory on the condition that a film be made within a year. The judgement in the case is expected on Wednesday.

Suriya’s Thaana Serntha Kootam (TSK) is all set for a massive release on January 12 worldwide and the team is busy promoting it in all centres. Speaking about his upcoming film during its promo event held recently, Suriya had said that TSK is made for the festive season and one can watch it with the entire family. He added that TSK will not have any social messages and is a clean entertainer made with the sole aim of letting the audiences have a relaxed and enjoyable time at the theatres.

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