To go along with Rajinikanth’s over-the-top, outsized style, Kabali makers have declared a war on pirates who have blatantly threatened to laugh all the way to the bank with Kabali generated riches – Kabali release date is July 22.
A number of websites have come under the scanner for their proclivity to make available to the public recently released movies and since Rajinikanth is the biggest star of them all, Kabali is one of the most wanted films on pirates’ radar.
With many Bollywood and regional movies losing out in a major way to pirates, and not willing to suffer the same fate, the Rajinikanth starrer Kabali team has chosen to fight back. The most recent cases are those of Udta Punjab that starred Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma starrer Sultan. The latest case was that of Great Grand Masti. According to the Daily Mail over 150,000 illegal downloads of Sultan have already taken place which is more than those of the latest Game of Thrones episode.
While Udta Punjab cast made a plea to the public to desist from downloading the movie, Salman Khan and co have not made any public moves as far as is known.
Be that as it may, Rajinikanth starrer Kabali is one of the most expensive movies and the filmmakers want to make sure they get each and every paisa possible out of it, rather than allow thieves to run away with the cash.
Moving fast to ensure this comes to pass, Kabali producer S Thanu has approached Madras High Court with senior advocate Vijay Narayan making a plea to prevent the downloading of the movie. He has named as many as 180 websites and many others, according to a report by ToI.
The Kabali plea requests the HC to issue orders to telecom regulator Trai to direct various telcos in the country to block all these pirate websites and thereby prevent any chance of Kabali being downloaded. That this will have a salutary effect on other content providers would be an added bonus.
According to the ToI report, a photo of a website has been provided which offers customers access to 30 films. The going rate of these downloads is as low as Rs 10 each.