Kuruthi Aattam, the upcoming Tamil film featuring actor Atharvaa Murali in the lead role, has been facing legal troubles, due to financial reasons from the producer’s side, according to a report by Times of India (TOI).
Directed by Sri Ganesh and produced by Muruganantham’s Rockfort Entertainment, the film was earlier scheduled to release on December 24 but it landed in trouble, after a case was filed against the producers due to financial issues.
According to the TOI report, the case was filed by the production house Flying Horse, over pending dues for Tamil film Irandam Kuththu (2020) which it produced. As per the complainant, Rockfort, which distributed Irandam Kuththu, failed to pay a pending amount of Rs 2 crore to Flying Horse. The latter has also sought a ban on the release of the Atharvaa-starrer, until the unsettled dues are paid.
While the new release date of Kuruthi Aattam has not been announced, a highly placed source from the film’s team told Silverscreen India, “We are waiting for the satellite and digital rights business of the film to be completed and after that, it will be released in theatres. It was not a wise decision to release on December 24 hence we are waiting for a good window period for release, thinking from a business aspect as well.”
When asked about the legal issue, the source said, “Rockfort distributed Irandam Kuththu, but we had given back the rights worth Rs 2 crore. The film was produced and made by them. But they have put a case for the loss that they have incurred. However, with that being said, the delay in Kuruthi Aattam is not related to it.”
Kuruthi Aattam also features Priya Bhavani Shankar, Radha Ravi, Radhika Sarathkumar, among others.