Suriya’s much-awaited film, Si3, released on February 9 (first show took place in Bangalore at 9:30 am while, in Chennai, the film was aired at 11:55 am), and has straightaway fallen prey to piracy. The third part of the Singam franchise suffered massively when a torrent website reportedly live-streamed parts from the film on the evening of its release.
Ahead of the film’s release, a few websites (which includes a site called Tamil Rockers) which screen latest films illegally, had threatened to stream Si3 on the day of its release.
Reacting to this, Si3’s producer Gnanavel Raja lashed out at Tamil Rockers for threat to leak the pirated version of the film.
Speaking at the audio launch of Vijay Antony’s Yaman on Saturday, Raja 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.”
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