No stay on Queen or Thalaivi, Madras HC reserves judgement

J Jayalalithaa's niece J Deepa had filed a plea with Madras High Court asking to stop the release of AL Vijay's Thalaivi and Gautham Menon-Prasath Murugesan's Queen.
Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: December 11, 2019 23:28 IST
No stay on Queen or Thalaivi, Madras HC reserves judgement

It has been three years since former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa passed away after being in the hospital for 75 days. Many filmmakers expressed interest to make biopics or web-series based on the life of J Jayalalithaa as her life is full of powerful moments that are ideal for the silver screen.

While AL Vijay is directing her biopic Thalaivi starring Kangana Ranaut, reports suggested that Gautham Menon and Prasath Murugesan's Queen is also based on her life. Jayalalithaa's niece J Deepa filed a petition with Madras High Court saying that the filmmakers did not get consent from her family before the making.
Deepa's counsel claims that her family's image could get affected as any biographical film might have her and her family in it. However, Gautham Menon's counsel said that Queen is not a biopic but a fictional story based on Jayalalithaa's office.
When Deepa requested to watch the preview of Thalaivi, AL Vijay's counsel said that she can pay Rs 200 for the tickets and watch the film on the first day. As of now, the judgment has reserved and there is no stay on Queen's release.