The Bombay High Court on Thursday wouldn’t give dire help to Trishul Media Diversion, a VFX studio that has guaranteed it is qualified for credits in the multi-lingual film, Adipurush, which is scheduled to deliver on June 16, 2023.
Justice RI Chagla’s bench of one judge was informed that even though Super Cassettes Pvt Ltd (also known as T-series) was a necessary party, it was not made a party to the suit.
T-series, represented by Rashmin Khandekar and Megha Chandra, argued that the Court would not be able to consider its request for an immediate stay of the film’s release if it was not made a party.
Trishul’s attorney, Abhinav Chandrachud, stated that the company does not intend to press for a delay in the film’s release at this point.
As a result, the judge set the hearing for July 17 and gave the defendants time to submit their responses.
In its lawsuit, Trishul claimed that it had signed VFX studio agreements with Retrophiles Private Limited, the film’s producer.
Trishul also sought the payment of dues totaling 4,77,31,321 yen through its application, which included compensation for damages to Trishul.
According to the application that was submitted by Gandhar Raikar and Sanket Singh, there was a suspicion that the production company had been established solely for the purpose of producing the film and would most likely be wound up following the release of the film.
Retrophiles allegedly refused to give Trishul any credits at meetings about paying dues.
Trishul claimed that once the movie comes out, it won’t be able to protect its rights or get paid for its work.
As a result, it submitted an application for urgent reliefs.
Trishul pleaded with the Court to instruct Retrophiles to properly credit the VFX studio in the film. It also asked for a delay in the movie’s release until these credits were properly included.
In addition, Trishul requested an order requiring the deposit of the money owed to it in accordance with the agreements made between the parties.
Before the Court, senior attorney Ashish Kamath argued that Trishul had been given credit for character assets. He likewise presented a photo to make his statement.
The Court noted that the issue of crediting had been addressed and accepted the same as fact.
Retrophiles were given time by the Court to respond to the prayer regarding the payment of Trishul’s dues.
Advocates from Anand & Naik, Madhu Gadodia, and Deepak Deshmukh, briefed Khandekar.
Name -Sandeep K. Pareek, BALLB(2nd sem.), RNB Global University