Madurai Court Adjourns Case Seeking Ban on ‘Indian 2’ Release


The Madurai District Court has adjourned the case seeking to ban the release of the highly anticipated film ‘Indian 2,’ starring Kamal Haasan. The sequel to the legendary movie ‘Indian,’ directed by Shankar, features an ensemble cast including Haasan, Samuthirakani, Bobby Simha, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh, and Priya Bhavani Shankar.

Aasan Rajendran, head teacher of Varmakalai, Martial Arts, and Research Academy in Madurai’s HMS Colony, filed the petition against the film. Rajendran claims that Kamal Haasan consulted him for Varmakalai techniques during the making of the original ‘Indian,’ and his contributions were credited. He alleges that ‘Indian 2’ employs these techniques without his permission, prompting his request to ban the movie’s release in theatres and on OTT platforms.

The case was heard on Monday before a judge in the Madurai District Court. The court has adjourned the hearing to July 11 after the ‘Indian 2’ film crew requested additional time to file a response to Rajendran’s petition.

‘Indian 2’ is the sequel to the 1996 film ‘Indian,’ which starred Kamal Haasan as Veerasekaran Senapathy. The franchise brings back Kamal and director S. Shankar for the sequel. The first poster of ‘Indian 2’ was unveiled during the Pongal festival in 2020, featuring vigilante Senapathy (Kamal Haasan) with his trademark twisted finger in handcuffed hands.

With music by Anirudh Ravichander and writers Jayamohan, Kabilan Vairamuthu, and Lakshmi Saravanakumar on board, ‘Indian 2’ is produced by Lyca Productions and is scheduled for release on July 12.

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