Nokia shock to 'Mr.Nookayya'

Nokia shock to ‘Mr.Nookayya’

Manchu Manoj’s action entertainer ‘Mr Nookayya’ hit the screens couple of days back and received average talk. Now the film landed in legal tangle then multiplexes screening the film were served legal notice by top mobile company Nokia directing them to stop the screening of "Mr Nookayya", earlier titled "Mr Nokia". All multiplexes stopped screening of the film as soon as they received legal notices. The company had filed a suit for permanent injunction at the Delhi High Court against the use of its registered trademark (in this case, the title Nokia) and recovery of damages to the tune of `20, 05,000 against the producers of the film. An order passed on February 6, 2012 by the Delhi High Court restrained advertizing of any sort of the film and the use of another title identical or deceptively similar (phonetically, structurally or visually) to "Nokia". Despite the ruling, the makers of the film changed the title of the movie to "Mr Nookayya" and went ahead with their planned release. It was then that the company approached the Delhi High Court again, which passed the order on March 7, a day before release, to stop screening of the film.

Upset by the turn of events, Manchu Manoj vents his anger against Nokia. Sharing his views on the developments in micro blogging site, he said "Good morning guys 🙂 Nokia company is trying to stop our movie in all multiplexes :(( they r claiming nookaiah and nokia is same… (sic).". Later Film Makers adopted a sarcastic tone over the entire episode in media conference with Manoj saying "I didn’t know that a company called Nokia exists. We use BlackBerry’s, Samsungs, iPhones,” He added "I request Mrs Nokia to tell Mr Nokia, that I’m not the real Mr Nokia, but I’m Mr Nookayya which happens to be the name of a God."

Manoj had his bit of advice to mobile giant. He said "If the ruling was passed by the AP High Court, it would have made some sense, but not if it’s passed by the Delhi High Court. I think the corporate system in the country is good. They should work towards progress and not try to sabotage our films."

Nokia shock to ‘Mr.Nookayya’
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