Ranveer Singh’s film 83 has once again come into the limelight. In fact, the film has got relief as the Bombay High Court gave its verdict regarding its release rights and dismissed the petition seeking a stay on its OTT release.
Ranveer Singh’s film 83, made on the 1983 Cricket World Cup, has once again come into the limelight. In fact, the film has got relief as the Bombay High Court gave its verdict regarding its release rights and dismissed the petition seeking a stay on its OTT release. According to the decision of the High Court, the film can now be released on Netflix and Hotstar. The verdict ruled in favor of Star India Hotstar and Netflix in streaming the film. However, the Court upheld the exploitation rights of Reliance Entertainment Studios Pvt Ltd. According to reports, a bench of Justice Riyaz Chagla heard the petition filed by Mad Men Film Ventures against Reliance Entertainment Studios and others. This was in respect of satellite or digital media rights by Star India and Netflix.
According to reports, Mad Men Film Ventures said that the intellectual property ownership was divided between them (37.5%), Reliance Entertainment (37.5%) and Vibri Media Pvt. One of them is also a filmmaker (25%). The OTT platforms argued that they were given rights through these agreements, which were not subject to challenge. He also argued that the contract rights for Mad Men would start after 10 years and till then Reliance had the rights for up to 10 years after the film’s release.
After considering all the points and arguments, Justice Riyaz Chagla said that Star India and Netflix have digital and satellite rights and Mad Men cannot claim intellectual property rights. Further, the Bombay High Court also noted that the contractual rights to Mad Men would commence only after 10 years and till then Reliance Entertainment Studios Pvt Ltd had exclusive rights to the film.
Let us tell you that director Kabir Khan’s film 83 was released in theaters last year during the Corona epidemic. However, the film did not get any positive response from the audience. In the film, Ranveer Singh played the role of Kapil Dev, who was the captain of the Indian cricket team at that time.
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