Actor Suriya and Selvaraghavan's maiden association, NGK – Nandha Gopala Krishnan had hit the screens on Friday. Touted to be a political thriller, the film features Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. With the film is performing averagely at the box office and receiving mixed reviews from the audience and critics, the film has now become a victim of piracy.
A clear print of the film has been released in just eight hours of its release by the notorious Tamil Rockers website. Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah starrer Devi 2 wasn't spared either.
This isn’t the first time a new film has been picked by the portal. Vijay's Sarkar, Vijay Devarakonda's Taxiwaala, Venky's F2 were all leaked within hours of their release. And recently in Tamil, three new films were leaked within hours of thier release and they are Atharva’s Boomerang, Kathir’s Sathru and Bharath’s Pottu.
The website had also leaked Rajinikanth’s 2.0 and Petta. It has turned out to be a major threat to the film industry putting out every brand new release for download.
The General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam and President of the Tamil Film Producers’ Council Vishal, who had promised to curb piracy in the film industry, has been working towards this goal right from the day he took over as the President of the TFPC.
The producer council even came up with some stringent measures. The most important of it is that every theatre should have CCTV cameras installed at the earliest and the last deadline for it was November 15, 2018. Theatres with no CCTVs or with non-functional CCTVs are not allowed to screen new movies, according to the new rules.
But none of his measures worked post which he said this can be eradicated only by the government. Recently he met Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi Pazhanisamy requesting the government to take steps to bring down the Tamil Rockers website which has been putting up all the latest releases online.
NGK, produced by SR Prakashbabu and SR Prabhu under the banner Dream Warrior Pictures, was made on a lavish budget. The film also stars Bala Singh, Ponvannan, Uma Padmanabhan and others play crucial supporting roles.
The film had music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by Sivakumar Vijayan and Praveen KL in charge of the editing.
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