The high court on Wednesday ordered the Maaveeran’s team to change the footage, ensuring that it no longer portrays the flag of IJK. This comes after a political party named Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi (IJK) filed a case in the Madras High Court, alleging unauthorized use of their flag in ivakarthikeyan’s upcoming film Maaveeran. The film is scheduled to release in cinemas on Friday, July 14, adding to the legal complexities surrounding its release.

Justice RN Manjula, presiding over the case, instructed the production company to include a disclaimer of 40 seconds at the start of the film, 15 seconds after the interval, and 10 seconds at the end of the film. The disclaimer should state that no political party is being targeted.

The court further ruled that the film, before being premiered on OTT and satellite channels, must undergo a modification in all the specified footage to alter the color of the flag, ensuring it no longer depicts the flag of the IJK.

Last month, IJK General Secretary B Jayaselan filed a petition in court after the release of the Maaveeran trailer. He highlighted that the film had used the party’s flag, which consists of red-white-red color, and considered it derogatory to the party. Jayaselan urged the high court to instruct the film’s team to change the flag’s color, and if released without the changes, he demanded a ban on the film.

Maaveeran is described as a political satire on the current political scenario in Tamil Nadu. Aditi Shankar plays the female lead in the film, alongside a stellar supporting cast including Mysskin, Yogi Babu, Saritha, and Sunil in crucial roles. Vijay Sethupathi has provided the narration for the film. Shanthi Talkies has produced the film, which is being distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies.

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