Vijay-starrer Kavalan is facing one hurdle after the other with various issues plaguing the release of the film. First it was a petition filed by a distributor, Saravanan, over a breach of contract with the producer Romesh Babu.
This issue was sorted out by the parties concerned and when everyone heaved a sigh of relief that Kavalan will hit the screens as planned, the Theatre Owners’ Association threatened not to exhibit the film unless Vijay takes care of their losses suffered for screening his previous films, which were box-office duds.
The latest is a case filed by Gokulam Chit Funds claiming that the producer of Bodyguard, based on which Kavalan has been remade, has given them the remake rights. This case came up for hearing recently and the judge ordered that the film’s release cannot be stayed as sought by the petitioner Gokulam Chit Funds. The case has been posted for further hearing this Friday.