A city court has given a stay on the Kannada film Mysura Mallige regarding the title. A case was filed by director TS Nagabharana, producer Hari Khoday and the KS Narasimhaswamy Pratistana against the film now produced and directed by Oscar Krishna starring Roopa Natarajan.
Nearly two decades ago Nagabharana had directed a film with the same name based on the book of poems bearing the same name written by poet Narasimhaswamy. Last month, the issue had become a controversy as the new film was accused of being a sleazy one that would bring bad name to the earlier film. The Film Chamber had said it cannot withdraw the title as it was allotted as per rules. Following this the Nagabharana and others had approached the court.
Bangalore City Civil and Sessions Judge has ordered the case (Case Reg. No. OS/7322/2013) and has given the Order as Follows
Ad-interim temporary injunction is granted restraining the defendants, their agents, dealers, sales persons or any person claimed under them from passing of plaintiff's well established title in respect of motion pictures Mysoora Mallige. T.I is granted till filing of W.S subject to comply order XXXIX Rule 3(z) of CPC.,
Issue suit summons and notice of I.A No.1, T.I orcer and suit summons to the defendants only after compliance of Order XXXIX Rule 3(a) of CPC and making payment of necessary process.