‘Hindi Medium’ proved a silent success at the box office but fans, who have been waiting for the television premiere of the film, will need to look elsewhere.
Mid-Day reports that Bengali filmmaker Shiboprosad Mukherjee has filed for a legal notice saying that the film has been lifted by his ‘Ramdhanu’. He is seeking an injunction against the film to ensure it does not get released on any platform, including television.
Mukherjee told the publication, “Our film Posto was releasing at the same time as Hindi Medium, so our primary focus was to ensure a smooth release for our project. We finally watched Hindi Medium three weeks after its release and found striking similarities with Ramdhanu. It is then that we decided to move court.”
Meanwhile, Dinesh Vijan, who has co-produced Hindi Medium, said, “Going by the plot and summary of the film that I just read, I’m confident of the originality of Hindi Medium,” he says, before adding, “I will be happy to go through legal channels to prove this and I hope this furore isn’t owing to the success of Hindi Medium.”
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