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Rights fiasco: Dha Dha 87 makers object to censor certification of its Tamil remake, Sai kumar’s One By Two

Vijay Sri G, the director and co-producer of the Telugu original, has raised objection to granting One By Two censor clearance stating that the team has not gotten rights clearance from all parties.

Samayeshwari Vithaspa
Sep 06, 2021
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Still of One by Two

One By Two, the Tamil remake of the Telugu film Dha Dha 87, starring Sai kumar, is facing a conundrum, with the film’s censor certification stalled following objections from the makers of the original. Following an outcry by Vijay Sri G, the director of the original movie Dha Dha 87, who claims that One by Two has been made with permission from only one of two producers, CBFC has put the censor certification of One by Two on hold for now, until all parties involved reach a consensus.

According to a TOI report, director Vijay Sri G claims that the Charuhaasan starrer Dha Dha 87 was bankrolled by him along with the late Kalai Selvan. The makers of One By Two had apparently bought the rights for a Tamil remake from Kalai Selvan before his passing. However, Vijay Sri states that as the co-producer and script writer of the original, he is an equal stakeholder and that his permission was not sought. He then got in touch with the regional officer of CBFC in Chennai, who also manages the Hyderabad branch with his allegation. The officer said that if the original censor certificate includes Vijay Sri’s name as producer, the makers of the remake would need his permission as well.

The Board then put censor proceedings for One By Two on hold until the makers get a No Objection Certificate from Vijay Sri G, talks for which are on currently. The team of One by Two is hopeful of reaching an agreement shortly and getting the film censored.

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