Singam: Tamil Rockers threaten to live-stream Suriya-starrer Si3 on release day
In a daring threat, Tamil Rockers, a Torrent website, has threatened to live stream Suriya starrer SI 3 on their site on the day of its release.regional movies Updated: Feb 09, 2017 20:03 IST
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.
Raja, however, is reportedly going ahead with the release on February 9.
Earlier, speaking at the audio launch of Vijay Antony’s Yaman on Saturday, Raja reportedly said: “Singam 3 is releasing on February 9. 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.”
Responding to his statement, Tamil Rockers took to their Facebook page and said: “#Gnanavel Raja Nice speech sir #MarkYourCalender February 9th is not your day our day.. #TamilRockers.”
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.
Hindustan Times couldn’t independently verify the news.
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