The President of the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) and the General Secretary of the South Indian Film Artistes Associations, Vishal has been up in arms against piracy for a long time now. Working hard to counter this menace which has been dogging the film industry for long, Vishal is ensuring that strict measures are taken to do away with pirated CDs and online piracy.
Director SS Rajamouliâ€™s Baahubali: The Conclusion, which is made on a very high budget, is the recent victim of online piracy. Within a few hours of being released at the theatres, the film was available online creating a hue and cry in the film industry.
In a complaint to the Commissioner of Police, Vishal, on behalf of the TFPC stated that Baahubali: The Conclusion is available for free download on various websites, which has caused a huge loss to the filmmakers. Stating in the complaint that several of these websites have been identified along with their IP addresses through their own initiative, the TFPC has requested the police to take action against the website owners to prevent them from causing further financial damage to the filmmakers.
Directed by SS Rajamouli, Baahubali: The Conclusion has entered the Rs. 1000 crore club and has earned the distinction of being the first Indian movie to reach that mark. Released on April 28, the film is continuing its winning streak at the box office, cashing in on the holiday season.
It may be mentioned here that Vishal, soon after being voted to power as President of the TFPC, announced the creation of an â€˜anti-piracy cellâ€™ to deal with piracy and appointed director Mysskin as its head.
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