HC orders Chennai Police Commissioner in Lingaa IssuePublished: January 8, 2015
A distributor of Rajinikanth-starrer Lingaa has filed a writ petition in the Madras High Court for a direction to the Chennai Police Commissioner to grant permission to him to observe a fast demanding compensation of “loss” as the film was a “failure.”
The petitioner, Marina Pictures, represented by its managing partner, R. Singaravadivelan, said he was the distributor of the film in Tiruchi and Thanjavur districts. The firm had collected Rs. 8 crore from theatre owners and purchased the distribution rights.
Earlier, it was assured that the film would be a hit. However, theatres got only meagre collections. As the theatre owners suffered losses, they urged the petitioner to repay the sum, he said.
The court has ordered the commissioner of police, Chennai to give reply in this issue.