Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh-Starrers "Gully Boy" Is Leaked Online Soon After Release

Kanchana Ngan |Feb 18, 2019

Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, is leaked on piracy websites soon after its release and made available for free download.

Gully Boy, the musical drama directed by Zoya Akhtar and participated by actor Ranveer Singh and actress Alia Bhatt, had its theatre release last Thursday. Within just a few days, the film managed to earn an admiring amount of profit, indeed Rs 18.7 crore on Valentine's Day. However, the movie is leaked on a website named Tamil Rockers right on the first day, and now even available for free download.

Gully Boy
Gully Boy has recently had its release and already earned a large amount of profit.

Alia Bhatt’s previous film Udta Punjab, co-starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh, was also leaked, even before its release. The matter of piracy has become more and more dangerous when a shameful number of websites illegally upload copyright-registered movies, which triggers such irritation from the public. A few days ago, members of the Film Federation of India (FFI) required the government's urgent and full attention on this issue, particularly in the film industry, and filed extreme lawsuits on special courts to solve similar cases. The Madras High Court has already banned 12,000 websites from the act of piracy.

Talking about this affair, IFFI’s vice-president Ramesh Tekwani answered that although the government already adopts an anti-camcording provision in the Cinematography Act to control piracy, its implementation needs to be more serious. Besides, each theatre can help prevent the illegal act by banning viewers from bringing their phones inside as only a compact smartphone can record the entire movie. "People also know different ways to record the film,” he added. So various methods need creating and applying to strictly prohibit piracy.

Gully Boy is expected to be a success during this period of year opening. According to film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, its growth may be observed during the following weeks on theatres. Gully Boy centres around the story of a slum dweller Murad (Ranveer Singh) who holds a dream of becoming a rapper, while Alia plays his hot-headed girlfriend. Inspired by the real lives of rappers Divine and Naezy, the film provides the audience with a total atmosphere of Indian hip hop culture.


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