Superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming KABALI may show the way to Bollywood on how to curb the ongoing on line leakage of films.
To ensure the movie's safe release, the producer of the film has reportedly moved Madras High Court and filed a petition to stop illegal download of the film by about 180 named websites and countless unknown sites, according to a report.
The petition requests the court to direct Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to issue instructions to all service providers to block websites offering illegal download of the film.
Bollywood can take a clue and prevent any further leakage by following this procedure. The makers of KABALI have also taken the help of the anti-piracy cell of Tamil Nadu state.
Recently Bollywood bore the brunt of on line leakage of the controversial UDTA PUNJAB, Salman Khan starrer SULTAN and the sex comedy GREAT GRAND MASTI. The film industry is fighting a losing battle against piracy and the current on line leak before the release of the film is as serious threat as it can eat up major revenue from ticket sales.
The petition has been filed and in all probability will be implemented. How long it succeeds will be seen but certainly it's a step forward to fight the leakage demon.
KABALI is a Tamil gangster drama written and directed by Pa. Ranjith. The movie will see Rajinikanth playing an aged crime boss.