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Delhi HC slaps restraint on ‘Badmashiyaan’ as MSM alleges copyright breach

MUMBAI: The Delhi High Court has restrained the distribution and exhibition of any material related to the film ‘Badmashiyaan’ as Multi Screen Media (MSM) and Kaleidoscope Entertainment Pvt Ltd have alleged copyright infringement.

“The plaintiffs claimed that ‘Badmashiyaan’ is a copy of the Korean film ‘Couples’ and their yet to be released film, ‘Mango’. The plaintiffs also claimed this relief based on an exclusive right that they obtained from the producer of ‘Couples’ to make the Hindi language remake of ‘Couples’,” MSM Motion Pictures said.

‘Badmashiyaan’ stars Suzanna Mukherjee, Sharib Hashmi, Siddhant Gupta, Gunjan Malhotra and Karan Mehra, and is produced by VRG Motion Pictures. The movie was slated for release on 27 February 2015.

In 2013, MSM had announced their film ‘Mango’, which was to be helmed by Abbas Tyrewala. The film stars Rannvijay Singh Singha, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Harman, Monali Thakur and Swara Bhaskar and is set in Goa. It traces one night in the life of five youngsters, whose stories intertwine in an unlikely manner and change their lives altogether.

‘Mango’ was initially slated to release in April 2014 but got postponed due to several issues. It was later scheduled for release by end of 2014 but MSM has still not finalised the release date.