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Tamil Film Producers Council restricts reusing classic titles

MUMBAI: The Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) has announced fresh restrictions on re-using the titles of old classical hits for new films, reports oneindia.in

A lot of filmmakers approach the TFPC seeking their help to register old hit films or names of yester year actors and Tamil legends. But the producers of the old classics are not satisfied with the present trend and conveyed their agony to the TFPC. The Tamil Nadu govt also shared its displeasure over the issue and urged the body to save the originality of the classics.


After reviewing the situation, the council is now trying to curtail the trend by fixing a huge amount as fee for using the old titles to new films. This amount will be directly paid to the old producers as compensation for using or diluting the originality of the classics.


Keeping titles of old hit films for the new films is the latest trend in the Tamil cinema industry. Dhanush‘s Thiruvilayadal, Polladhavan were old film titles, but those have worked big time for him. His next film to be directed by Sooraj, has been tentatively titled as Padikadhavan, also an old Rajinikanth film title.


Similarly, some 30 new films with old titles like Aayirathil Oruvan, Malaikallan, Marmayogi, Nadodi Mannan, etc. are on the way to hit the screens.

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