The PS Mithran film that has been embroiled in controversy for a while now owing to similarities with the script of writer Bosco Prabhu, has been removed from the platform for a period of six months starting April 10, 2020. The court had announced that the film will be back for viewing once the case was resolved. In addition to this, the film has also been banned from satellite telecast. However, if the film is broadcast on television, it will need to include Bosco Prabhu’s name under the ‘Written By’ card.
The latest is that the court has suspended the interim order issued for the removal of the film from the platform. The 2-judge bench has asked the producer, Kotapadi J Rajesh of KJR Studios, to deposit a sum of Rs. 10 lakhs and give accounts for the income from Amazon Prime in a sealed cover.
This comes as a result of director PS Mithran filing an appeal against a single judge order restraining the streaming of the film on OTT platforms. The case which has been going on since December 2019, will next be heard on June 3, 2020.
#Breaking The Madras High Court has suspended an interim order that removed @Siva_Kartikeyan starrer #Hero from @PrimeVideoIN. The 2-judge bench has asked the producer to deposit 10 lakhs and give accounts for income from Amazon Prime in a sealed cover. #Sivakarthikeyan pic.twitter.com/RMYVwFUa3J
— Silverscreen.in (@silverscreenin) April 28, 2020
Hero is an action-thriller that speaks of the business of education and the destruction of intellectual property. It saw Sivakarthikeyan playing the role of a superhero with Kalyani Priyadarshan, Arjun Sarja, Naachiyaar fame Ivana, Robo Shankar, and Abhay Deol in important roles.
Watch the trailer of Hero here.