Mammootty’s Thoppil Joppan in legal trouble but producer confident of its release

Mammootty's Thoppil Joppan in legal trouble.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: September 29, 2016 4:51 pm
Thoppil Joppan is slated to release on October 7 and is set to clash with Mohanlal's Pulimurugan. Thoppil Joppan is slated to release on October 7 along with Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan.

In what could come as a big relief for fans of Mammootty, the producer of Thoppil Joppan has assured that the film will release in theatres as scheduled. The Ernakulam District Court on Wednesday temporarily stayed the release of the film based on a petition filed by a producer, Shibu Thekkumpuram. He had accused the producer of Thoppil Joppan of copyright infringement.

The release of Thoppil Joppan has already been delayed multiple times due to various unknown reasons. The Wednesday’s development only made fans of the star very unhappy. However, producer Noushad Alathoor has confirmed that the movie will release on the date announced earlier.

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“I don’t really know anything about Shibu, who lodged a complaint alleging that I have taken money from him. The complete responsibility as a producer lays upon me and how can someone else take the can the credit for it,” said Noushad, according to Manorama Online.

He added that the film will release as scheduled as he believes that the court will quash the case filed by Shibu.

According to reports, Shibu in its petition, has said that the producer sold the copyright of Thoppil Joppan to him for Rs 25 lakh. But he alleged that there was also copyright infringement promoting him to take legal action.

Also read | Thoppil Joppan’s new teaser is high on Mammootty’s achayan swag, watch video

The 45-second long teaser video was released earlier, introduces Thoppli Joppan, as he makes a stylish entry in traditional Kerala attire, Jubba-Mundu, and trendy aviator glasses.

The teaser also reveals crucial details about the titular character, including his devil-may-care attitude, drinking habit, and a habit of messing up with the law enforcement officers. The clip has been rather skillfully edited hinting that the film also packs elements of comedy, action and a fancy car.

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