Ten days after Baahubali: The Conclusion was released, Chennai city police have arrested 16 people for piracy of this film and seized about 2100 pirated DVDs of new films.
This comes after a complaint was filed by the president of Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), actor and producer Vishal.
The Times of India reported that Vishal had met the Commissioner Karan Singha on Sunday along with other TFPC members and informed him about the illegal uploading of the movie Baahubali: The Conclusion.
They also provided the Commissioner the list of websites and the IP address from where the film was uploaded for illegal downloading.
Following this, Chennai police arrested 16 people from Nethaji Bazaar in Aminjikarai, Burma Bazaar, Rattan Bazaar in George Town, Sathya Bazaar, Vadapalani and Choolaimedu and seized pirated DVDs, reported ToI.
The pirated DVDs included movies like actor Vijay Sethupathiâ€™s Kavan, Nayantharaâ€™s Dora and Dhanushâ€™s directoral debut Pa Paandi.
Vishal pointed mentioned the website tamilrockers.com for uploading Baahubali: The Conclusion in his complaint to the Commissioner and also blamed local TV operators for broadcasting the new movies.
On Sunday, Baahubali: The Conclusion made history by becoming the first Indian film to gross Rs. 1,000 crore at the box office.
Before the movieâ€™s release, a few visuals from were leaked. Reportedly, those visuals were from a screening. However, producer Shobu Yarlagadda had then clarified that there were no screenings except to various censor boards in different countries.