Video piracy has been a never-ending threat to the film industry. The Tamil industry had been plagued with the piracy issue for years now, resulting in heavy losses for several big-ticket films such as 24 and Manithan.
With Kabali all set to release in a few days, GB Selvakumar of Legends Media, who has bagged the distribution rights of the film for Pucucherry region, met Lt. Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi and CM Narayanasamy to urge them to eliminate piracy from Puducherry. The UT has a bad track record in controlling video piracy.
Selvakumar said that unless laws were strictly enforced, the menace cannot be controlled. He has requested the government to take strict measures ahead of the release of Kabali.
The Governor as well as the CM have said that they will be supportive and have assured action against video piracy.
Recently, a village panchayat in Puducherry made an offer to the people of Sellipet village, that those who construct a toilet in their house will get a free ticket for 'Kabali' on the first day. Distributor Selvakumar assured free tickets for those who build toilets.