Vijayan Subramanian & M.V. Bhaskar

Legal Support

Absolute Legal Law Firm is a boutique Law Firm from Chennai specialising in both litigation and transaction advisory services predominantly in the field of Media & Entertainment, Broadcasting, Retail, FMCG, Hospitality and IT. At the helm of this Law Firm are its partners Vijayan Subramanian and M.V. Bhaskar, who have cumulatively 40 years of experience.

Absolute Legal is highly reputed in the South Indian Film Industry for both its litigation and transaction advisories. Most of the leading production houses, broadcasting stations, content creators, music companies, artists, technicians from the South Indian Film Industry engage their services for drafting, litigation and other transaction advisory services. The Law firm also provides project-based consulting services for films on a turnkey basis which includes negotiating on behalf of clients and customising terms of contract for Financing, Script rights, Artist engagements, Technician engagements, First Copy Agreement, Theatrical and Non-theatrical distribution in India and outside India, Film Rights Management Advisories. Absolute Legal brings cutting edge domain experience and expertise in shaping up final content of films, game shows for television, terms for remake of international television formats and films suitable for the Indian audience. The Law firm has served as production counsel for numerous television and new media programs and series produced by independent filmmakers as well as productions made for major studios, networks, and content providers including Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook etc. Following are the prominent areas where the South Indian Film Industry engages the services of Absolute Legal:

  • Project specific contract drafting and other end to end legal services on a turnkey basis.
  • Trademark and Copyright Registration.
  • Anti-piracy initiatives including obtaining John Doe Orders from the Court.
  • Initiating / Defending actions on story theft and piracy.
  • Copyright Assignment Advisories.
  • Script discussions.
  • Project assembling.
  • Merchandising and In-Film branding activities.
  • Litigation and Arbitration.

Absolute Legal client details are available on request. The Following were the litigations handled successfully by the law firm in the last two years alone: Mersal, Thana Serntha Koottam, Vishwaroopam 2, Basker oru Rascal, Viswasam, Sarkar, Thalaivi, Indian 2, Jack and Daniel and Lock up.