Earlier, film distributor William Alexander had filed a petition at the Madras High Court for an interim stay on the release of the Vijay Anthony starrer Kaali and according to latest reports, this stay has been lifted. Incidentally, the film has been produced by Vijay Anthony’s wife Fatima Vijay Anthony under the banner Vijay Anthony Film Corporation.
According to the complainant, William Alexander, Vijay Anthony sold the distribution rights of Annadurai for a huge price but it bombed at the box office. This resulted in a huge loss to the complainant following which Vijay Anthony promised to hand over the distribution rights of Kaali for a lesser amount but it later turned out that it was sold to another distribution without his knowledge.
This forced William Alexander to file a petition seeking compensation to the tune of Rs 4.73 crores. The Bench, on hearing the case, ordered the stay to be lifted on the condition that Vijay Anthony furnishes a bank guarantee for the sum in the name of Registrar General of the High Court towards the amount of the civil suit which is pending adjudication before it in the matter.
Also, the court held that the interim stay shall be vacated automatically if Vijay deposits in the court a sum of Rs 4.73 crores. Directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, Kaali stars Vijay Anthony in the lead role with Anjali and Sunaina playing the heroines and Amritha, Shilpa Manjunath, Yogi Babu, Madhusudan, Nassar and Jayaprakash in pivotal roles.
Besides playing the hero, Vijay Anthony has also composed music for this venture while Richard M Nathan is the cinematographer and Lawrence Kishore is the editor. Kiruthiga had previously directed the 2013 film Vanakkam Chennai, starring Shiva and Priya Anand in the lead, while Vijay Antony was last seen in the family drama Annadurai. The plan was to release the film in March but had to be postponed due to the film industry strike.
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