In an order, the Madras High Court has restrained Mannan of Mannan Films from "entering, interfering or trespassing into the office of director and producer Mani Ratnam".
Mani Ratnam has filed a suit against Mannan. The director has claimed five crores as damages for loss of goodwill and reputation by false, motivated, defamatory and derogatory acts of Mr Mannan. Mani Ratnam was represented by his lawyer Abdukumar and he submitted that Mr Mannan, was a stranger as far as Mani Ratnam is concerned.
It has to be recalled that Mannan was one of the distributors who distributed Mani Ratnam's film Kadal. The film did not do well at the box office. Mannan had lodged a complaint before the commissioner of police alleging that Mani Ratnam had cheated him in the distribution of the film and when he demanded repayment, he was criminally intimidated, which was false, perverse, illegal and defamatory.