Actors Sivakarthikeyan and Aishwarya Rajesh’s upcoming film with director Pandiraj is not titled Enga Veetu Pillai. Vijaya Productions, which backed the 1965 MGR film of the same name, has clarified in a statement that the rights to the title are with it.
Vijaya Productions said that the copyright to all its production ventures has not been sold to anyone, and that this had already been established in a letter sent to film unions a few years ago.
சிவகார்த்திகேயன் படத்து டைட்டில் சிக்கல். பாண்டிராஜ் இயக்கத்தில் சிவா நடிக்கும் படத்துக்கு எங்க வீட்டு பிள்ளை என தலைப்பு வைப்பதற்காக விஜயா புரடக்ஷனிடம் கேட்பதாக வந்த செய்திக்கு மறுப்பு.@Siva_Kartikeyan @pandiraj_dir #sivakarthikeyan @sunpictures #sunpictures #vijayaproductions pic.twitter.com/cs9idqp4Kp
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Vijaya Productions has made superhits such as Pathala Bhairavi, Kalyanam Panni Paar, Chandraharam, Mayabazaar, Padikathavan and Veeram, and it is also backing the upcoming Sanga Tamizhan, starring Vijay Sethupathi.
A source close to the production house told Silverscreen, “Two years ago, we had asked filmmakers to approach us if they wanted to use any of our film titles. It was a request to inform us, and not to demand payment to use the titles. We sent the letter since we ourselves are planning to reuse the titles, especially of the popular movies, in films we produce in the future.”
The source also confirmed that the producers of the Sivakarthikeyan-starrer, Sun Pictures, had not approached Vijaya Productions for the title. The producers are yet to make an official announcement about the title yet.
As reported recently, the film will release on September 27. The first schedule in Karaikudi was wrapped up recently, and the team has started the next one in Theni.
The film is pitched as a rural family entertainer, and reportedly stars Sivakarthikeyan and Aishwarya Rajesh as siblings. The story is based on their relationship. Anu Emmanuel plays the lead opposite Sivakarthikeyan. Cinematographer Natty, directors Bharathirajaa and Samuthirakani will be seen in important roles. RK Suresh, Soori and Yogi Babu are also part of the cast.
D Imman is the music composer, Nirav Shah the cinematographer, Anthony Ruben the editor and actor Veera Samar the art director.
Meanwhile, PS Mithran’s Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Hero is likely to release during Christmas, and pre-production work on SK17 with Vignesh Shivan is on in full swing.
Aishwarya Rajesh currently has Dhruva Natchathiram, the Vada Chennai sequel, Mei, and the Telugu remake of Kanaa under production.