Delhi HC Allows The Digital Release Of Shamshera On Amazon Prime Video Subject To YRF Depositing Rs. 1 Crore

Amazon Prime Video on Friday launched the action drama Shamshera, featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor along with Ronit Bose Roy and Saurabh Shukla in pivotal roles on the streaming service. Produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films and helmed by Karan Malhotra, the film is the fourth title to be premiered on Prime Video from the licensing deal with Yash Raj Films (YRF), following the digital premieres of Bunty Aur Babli 2, Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Samrat Prithviraj.

Delhi High Court allowed the release of the film on OTT platforms subject to Yash Raj Films depositing Rs. 1 crore with its registry by August 22. The order was passed by Justice Jyoti Singh. Bikramjeet Singh Bhullar had filed a suit and claimed that the movie was “an infringement of his copyright in the literary work ‘Kabu na chhadein Khet’.”

“Considering the totality of the circumstances as well as the fact that the impugned film has already been released in theatres and is scheduled to be released on the OTT Platforms, in order to balance the equities between the parties, at this stage, it would be appropriate to permit Defendant No. 1 to release the impugned film “Shamshera”, on the OTT Platforms, subject, however, to Defendant No. 1 (Yash Raj Films Pvt Ltd) depositing a sum of Rs.1 Crore with the Registrar General of this Court, latest by August 22,” the court said.

“It is made clear that if the money is not deposited within the timeline granted by this Court, an injunction shall operate against further telecast of the movie on the OTT Platforms with effect from 23.08.2022,” the Court added.

The mass entertainer and action film, Shamshera portrays Ranbir Kapoor in double role – as Shamshera and as his son, Balli. The film revolves around the fictitious city of Kaza, a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved, and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian Shudh Singh. Shamshera is a legend for his tribe who relentlessly fights for his tribe’s freedom and dignity.

Shamshera is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video for audiences across the globe. The film is available in Hindi along with Tamil and Telugu language dubs.

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