Tamil Film Producers Council President and ace filmmaker Kalaipuli S Thanu has approached Madras High Court on Wednesday seeking a ban on illegal and pirated movie downloading websites in order to save Tamil films and filmmakers.
Superstar Rajinikanth starrer "Kabali", which has been bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu, is scheduled to release on July 22 and has been made on a shoestring budget. As a precautionary measure, Thanu has filed a petition in the Madras High Court to block more than 180 piracy websites.
In the writ petition, Thanu has requested the Court to direct TRAI to instruct all the major Internet Service Providers to block the listed torrents and websites.
The veteran producer has also included the Tamil Nadu Anti-Piracy cell in his petition. The case will be heard by Justice N Kirubakaran on Thursday afternoon.
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