At any given point, a good number of movies are made available for torrent users to download, many of which are yet to release. Amitabh Bachchan's Pink, a flawless film with a social commentary, was leaked online hours after hit the screens.
However, unlike the Raaz Reboot scare, in which the big noise about the film being leaked online turned out to be a hoax (with some even calling it a publicity stunt by the makers), an average quality video of the full movie of Pink is being shared, circulated and downloaded from the web.
Sources have said the video isn't a hall print and is definitely better than most ones available online. The audio is, again, average and one may need earphones to get a clear listen.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time that a movie has made its way into illegal networks. Baar Baar Dekho, Freaky Ali and Akira among others were leaked on torrent websites on the day they were released.
The question now is, will online downloads affect the box office collection of Pink?
Once a movie is up online for people to watch it from the comforts of their living room, they will probably go for the more convenient option. But watching a film in a theatre is a completely different and definitely an improved experience.
Pink started on a slow note at the domestic box office, collecting only Rs 4.32 crore, but the film showed an 80 percent growth on day 2, minting Rs 7.65 crore.
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pink stars Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang and Angad Bedi in lead roles.