Piracy has come to haunt Indian films once again. This time, it is Tamil actioner Si 3, the third part of the superhit Singam franchise. In a daring threat, Tamil Rockers, a Torrent website, has threatened to live stream the film on their site on the day of its release. This, after Gnanavel Raja, the producer, lashed out at the group for leaking pirated version of the film online.
A piracy website called Tamil Rockers run by a son of **** , pardon my language, has announced that he will live stream the movie at 11 am on the release date. We are still unsure if we can clear all the financial hurdles and ensure the film releases as per the schedule, but that ‘dog’ is very confident that he will live stream the film at the said time. And the industry is quiet and doing nothing about it, that includes me as well.”
Raja had also attacked the Tamil Nadu Producer Council for the body’s inability to contain piracy. It must be noted that Jayam Ravi, Arvind Swami starrer Bogan, which released on February 2, too had to suffer when the film was leaked online. The Indian Express reports that it was viewed more than 2.5 lakh times on the first day itself.
Si3, which stars Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Shruti Haasan and Thakur Anoop Thakur, is directed by Hari.
Tamil Rockers is a bootleg recording network that uploads mostly Indian films. The Government of Tamil Nadu have blocked the website in Tamil Nadu, but the site administrators created a new website to evade the block. The Tamil Rockers team works anonymously.