25 Jul 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput's final film 'Dil Bechara' leaked online
Late beloved actor Sushant Singh Rajput's final movie Dil Bechara has fallen prey to piracy.
The film, that marks the promising Bollywood star's only posthumous performance after he passed away last month, has been leaked on illegal torrent websites.
The movie was officially released last night on Disney+ Hotstar, where it is available for free viewing for one and all.
Here's more on this.
Its HD version is now available for free download online
According to reports, Dil Bechara was leaked on notorious piracy websites such as Tamilrockers just hours within its digital release. The film had landed on the said streaming platform at 7:30 pm yesterday.
It is now available for free download in HD quality on these websites, the reports added.
The movie has been helmed by Mukesh Chhabra, who makes his directorial debut with it.
Here's what 'Dil Bechara' is all about
Dil Bechara is based on John Green's popular 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars.
It tells the story of Kizie Basu (debutante actor Sanjana Sanghi), a young, introverted girl suffering from thyroid cancer, and Manny, a free-spirited cancer survivor whom she meets at a support group.
The film also stars Swastika Mukherjee, while Saif Ali Khan plays a cameo.
From fans to stars, everyone showered praise upon the movie
Dil Bechara's premiere turned into a huge cinematic event, as fans and celebrities decided to relish the talent of Sushant, one last time.
On Friday, trends like "Dil Bechara Day" dominated Indian social media.
After the movie released, countless fans as well as celebrities like Bhumi Pednekar, Hansal Mehta, Taapsee Pannu, Rohit Roy and Ali Fazal showered praise upon it.
An excerpt from our review of 'Dil Bechara'
In our review of the movie, we wrote: "There are a few films capable of evoking as many diverse emotions as is Dil Bechara. But the one emotion it evokes and leaves you with, is heartache, given the tragedy in and around it. It is one of those movies you would not forget the experience of watching."
And, it is breaking records too
Courtesy the endless love of fans, Dil Bechara is looking to break all enviable records out there.
With an average user rating of 9.8/10, it is already ranked at number one position on "Top Rated Indian Movies" list on IMDb, the world's most popular film rating platform.
Previously, the film's trailer shattered records, by becoming the most-liked movie trailer around the world on YouTube.
Clearly, piracy still remains out of control in India
This incident shows that court orders haven't done much to put an end to piracy.
Despite the Madras High Court banning over 12,000 illegal piracy websites, sites like Tamilrockers flourish, leaking almost every major film soon after the release.
These platforms operate freely by perpetually switching their domain extension, thus making it hard to track them. Further, they can be accessed using proxy servers.
Many movies recently fell prey to piracy
Some other recent movies and web series that fell prey to piracy include Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai, Ponmagal Vandhal, Paatal Lok, The Family Man, Extraction, Hasmukh, among others.
Earlier this year, major movies such as Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Chhapaak were also leaked on Tamilrockers.
Last year, films like Saaho, Kabir Singh, Bharat, Kalank, and Gully Boy met with a similar fate.