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Amidst rumours of Dhanush remaking Netrikkan, production house issues a press release denying the sale of remake rights

The production house Kavithalayaa claims that they have not sold the remake rights of Netrikann to anybody, even though there was a buzz stating that Dhanush has got the rights.
by Aravind Peesapati | February 18, 2020 17:49 IST
Amidst rumours of Dhanush remaking Netrikkan, production house issues a press release denying the sale of remake rights

Netrikkan is a 1981 Tamil film directed by S. P. Muthuraman and produced by Kavithalayaa Productions. Rajinikanth played a dual role as a father and son in the movie. Saritha and Keerthy Suresh's mother Menaka played the leading ladies. Visu is the writer of the movie. There are allegations regarding the film's remake rights. In this context, the production house sent an official press release to the media. The production house Kavithalayaa claims that they have not sold the remake rights of Netrikann to anybody, even though there was a buzz stating that Dhanush has got the rights and will be doing the remake. They revealed that they only gave the right to use the title of the film, for a third party.
 
As the producer of the film 'Netrikkan', Kavithalayaa is the absolute owner of all the copyrights related to the said film. Mr. Visu has been reporting in several sections of media that he did not get compensated as a writer in the licensing of the Tamil remake rights of 'Netrikkan', besides falsely accusing Kavithalayaa and its officers of various infringements. Mr. Visu's statements are without merits and had made without any verification of real facts. As the copyright holders of the film Netrikan, Kavithalayaa has not assigned the Tamil remake rights of the said film in favor of any third party, and will adhere to its agreements by compensating the required parties if any assignment happens in the future." revealed the production house.
 
They also added, "The right to use only the title, Netrikkan has given to a third party and this right exclusively belongs to Kavithalayaa. The insinuations and accusations levied on Kavithalayaa and its officers in connection with other films are also completely baseless and denied. Kavithalayaa or its officers are not even parties to the action said to have got initiated by Mr. Visu in respect of the film Thillu Kavithalayaa asserts that they have at all times adhere to the Agreements with writers/ authors and there has been no violation whatsoever in the eyes of the law."


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