Prabhas' 'Saaho' leaked online within hours of its release
Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor's much-talked about multilingual movie Saaho is the new release in town. And while the movie is yet to receive its review from audiences, it has already fallen prey to piracy. According to media reports, Saaho has been leaked by piracy giant Tamilrockers, within hours of its theatrical release. Reportedly, the movie is available for download on the torrent websites.
Unlike previous instances, 'Saaho' was leaked in a low quality
According to media reports, unlike previous movies targeted by Tamilrockers, Saaho was leaked in low quality. Apparently, the pirated copy was shot using a mobile phone or probably a handy camera. It is reported that the online leak is likely to affect the box office collections of this much-anticipated release of the year, which was made on a staggering budget of Rs. 350 crore.
Earlier, Tamilrockers had targeted 'Sacred Games 2,' 'Kabir Singh'
Notably, Saaho joins the list of recent releases that were targeted by Tamilrockers. The notorious website is infamous for leaking films within a day of their theatrical release, irrespective of their languages and genres. Earlier, films like Super 30, Kabir Singh, Article 15, Spider-Man: Far From Home also became its victims. In fact, Sacred Games 2 couldn't escape the piracy web, either.
Despite court action, piracy still out of control in India
In 2018, Madras High Court put a ban on 12,000 sites to curb piracy. However, among the banned sites, Tamilrockers alone had access to 2,000 of them. Although it has been banned innumerable times, they reportedly return with a different proxy server every time.
'Saaho' happens to be Prabhas' first project after 'Baahubali'
Coming to Saaho, the movie has been the talk of the town for several reasons. The film happens to be Shraddha's first collaboration with Prabhas. Besides, it marks his return on the big screen after the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion in 2017. Since it has been made on a stunning budget, this Sujeeth directorial is being compared to Rajamouli's magnum opus.
'Saaho,' 'Baahubali' different from each other, argues director Sujeeth
However, Sujeeth argues that both movies are quite different from each other. "That's how Prabhas wanted it to be," he said. Apart from Shraddha and Prabhas, Saaho has Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday and Mahesh Manjrekar in pivotal roles. The movie, which has hit the theaters today, was released in four languages - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.