Salman Khan's 'Bharat' leaked online by Tamilrockers
The latest target of piracy is the much-anticipated Eid flick, Bharat. Reportedly, the Salman Khan film has been leaked online by piracy website Tamilrockers, thus making the full film available for download in HD quality for free. Bharat, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar released yesterday in cinemas, globally. Here's more on this.
Here's how this affects the film
Bharat, which is already facing stiff screen competition from the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup, is bound to suffer more trouble with the piracy attack. Its free online availability is expected to reduce its box office collections. Unfortunately, last week too, films like NGK, Devi 2 and India's Most Wanted were made available online for free by Tamilrockers.
Despite strict court action, piracy still out of control
Notably, many Indian courts have taken strict action against piracy in the recent past. In fact, the Madras High Court banned as many as 12,000 websites last year on charges of piracy. However, piracy giant Tamilrockers still ends up leaking every major release online.
'Bharat' released in cinemas yesterday
To note, Bharat released yesterday. Written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, it also features Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Tabu and Jackie Shroff. Based on the South Korean film, Ode To My Father (2014), Bharat traces the life of a man in the backdrop of Indian independence and post-Independence history. As expected, it is a typical bhai movie, with nothing new to offer.
However, 'Bharat' is nailing the Box office
Interestingly, despite speculations of slow business due to India's opening World Cup match, Bharat made a bumper entry at the box office. According to trade analysts, the film raked in a whopping Rs. 43.20 crore on Day one. This is Salman's biggest Eid opening ever.