Devika Kin Seeks Film Piracy FIR
Chennai: S S Devadoss, husband of popular yesteryear actor Devika, has moved the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the police to register an FIR against Jayam Audio and Saraswathy Stores in the city for the alleged video piracy of his Tamil film ‘Vegulipen’, produced in 1971.
Justice N Kirubakaran, before whom the petition filed by 75-year-old Devadoss, a veteran producer, came up for hearing, adjourned it by two weeks, after public the prosecutor sought time to get instructions.
Petitioner’s counsel V S Suresh submitted that the Devadoss was the director of Vegulipen, which was certified for unrestricted public exhibition on May 24, 1971. The film bagged the best film award from the President of India.
After Devadoss found its pirated version in VCD format released on YouTube, he filed a complaint against Jayam Audio, who was the producer of the illegal VCD and seller Saraswathy Stores in the city on February 28, 2013.
The accused moved the Madras High Court and obtained anticipatory bail. The court also directed the police to complete the investigation within eight weeks. However, there was no progress. Hence, the present petition, Suresh added.