Several notorious piracy sites have copies of the film in each of the five languages that the Yash starrer released in today
Last Updated: 02.45 PM, Apr 14, 2022
Last night, with only hours to go for the release of KGF: Chapter 2, the entire team of the film took to social media to urge audiences to refrain from recording sequences, or the full film, for that matter. “8 years of blood, sweat and tears have gone into bringing you all KGF. We urge you all not to take videos while watching KGF: Chapter 2 in the cinemas, and upload it on the internet. Let’s all experience the grandiose of KGF in cinemas only and not spoil it for others waiting to watch it in theatres,” was the post, accompanied with email IDs and numbers to contact to report cases of piracy.
Yet despite this, within hours of the first show of KGF: Chapter 2, one of the most notorious piracy sites, Tamilrockers, had a print of the entire film, which, of course, spread like wildfire instantaneously. Soon enough, other piracy sites also had prints of KGF: Chapter 2 in multiple languages, as well. The fact that the guys behind these piracy sites were able to pull this off is not surprising, considering that even inside movie halls, audience members have been whipping out their mobile phones and recording most of the ‘mass’ scenes to upload on social media. The sheer number of video clips of the post-credit scene of KGF: Chapter 2 is testimony to this.
Although it is unfortunate that the film has been pirated and a good many people are likely to watch it illegally today, it has to be reiterated that KGF is a film franchise that has to be enjoyed on the big screen, especially KGF: Chapter 2, in which everything has been done a lot better and bigger than the 2018 original film. The visual grandeur which is elevated further by Ravi Basrur’s BGM is meant for a theatre, but it is being argued that the ticket prices in Karnataka, which were going anywhere between Rs 400 and Rs 2,000 for first day shows are a deterrent for a large section of the audience, who have, instead been relying on pirated copies of the film.