The Court Restrains ‘Zee5’ From Streaming Film Produced By ‘Hoichoi’ Parent Company SVF


Since a large number of people are switching towards the online streaming apps which are on verge due to the production of different series, movies and dramas. The digital platform has to follow certain regulation before screening any kind of movies or dramas from the particular authority. It also helps the producers and director of the project to release their movies , series and dramas using these platform as it is most favoured by the people. While some of them are conservative and wouldn’t wish the same.

A media and entertainment company SVF ( Shree Venkatesh Film) owns a famous streaming platform ‘Hoichoi’ as a result that obtain order from West Bengal High Court against ‘Zee5’ ,restraining then form publishing, distributing, or broadcasting a 2012 film ‘Chitrangada : The Crowning Wish’ in any form.

The film won several awards and national awards. The petitioner filed a suit for perpetual and mandatory injunction and damages valued Rs.1,00,01,000/- against the respondent (Zee5) at the Commercial courts at Alipore after they got notice that the respondent’s company had made the film available in their mobile application. This therefore violated the copyrights that were vested in SVF for the film, and on the other side, Zee5 was making illegitimate profits.

The court after hearing the arguments of both the sides came to the conclusion that the application filed by the petitioner for ad-interim injunction was allowed there restraining ‘Zee5’ by any means and method to publish or distribute film ‘Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish’.

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