Producer and Malayalam actor Vijay Babu has lashed out at those who have uploaded the pirated version of his new film Angamaly Diaries which is enjoying a successful run in the theatres.
Sharing the screenshot of the FB live streaming of the film, Vijay Babu has vowed that he will ensure that the person behind this will be caught soon. He also said in his recent Facebook post that his team had removed almost 10 online links that had screened such pirated versions.
“It's unfortunate that a planned activity is going on against our movie Angamaly Diaries to kill it . We removed at least 10 online links yesterday and the same people are doing it again to ensure the movie comes on internet
Let me warn this criminal ASS----S that we will not spare anyone who try to upload this movie on internet .
This ba---rd was steaming the movie live on Fb from a theatre today. We ensured that it is removed . I promise that we will track you today and do the needful,” he wrote in the post.
Angamaly Diaries released on March 2, 2017, to critical acclaim. Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, the film saw the debut of 86 actors.
A lot of recent movies, in Tamil and Malayalam, have been uploaded online just a few days after their release.
Suriya's Singam 3, a blockbuster which opened to high expectations, was challenged by Tamil Rockers, a torrent website indulging in piracy, even before its release. Tamil Rockers streamed some parts of the pirated version on the same day that the movie hit the screens in February 2017.
Films like Bogan, Dangal, and Kaabil, too were streamed through Facebook Live within days of their release.
Pulimurugan, the first Malayalam film to enter the 100 crore club, was also targeted and was made available on several website. Dulquer Salman’s thriller, Kali, which was released in March 2016, appeared in Facebook pages with the message “watch before it gets deleted."
Earlier, Nivin Pauly's Premam, which went on to become a massive hit, was not just leaked online, it was the film's censor copy which was made available!
Piracy is a problem affecting film industries across the country, with FB live streaming becoming the new norm.