Biju Menon's latest Malayalam movie "Leela" has been garnering positive response from critics and audience alike after it was released on Friday, April 22, in theatres in India. The movie was also released online through the website reelax.in for audience outside India.
However, the Ranjith directorial has become the latest movie to have been affected by piracy after the the film was uploaded on Torrent and many Facebook pages. Now, the director has come forward saying that the team of "Leela" has approached the cyber cell to take action against the culprits, who are spreading the pirated copy of the movie. Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has also promised Ranjith to take proper action to find the miscreants.
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"We have come to the notice that the print of the movie 'Leela' is being shared in couple of Facebook pages and sites. We strongly condemn this act. We have already reported this to the Police authorities and would like to inform that strong action will be taken against the culprits [sic]," Ranjith posted on his Facebook page. The director has also uploaded a video of him requesting the audience to support the movie and to stop piracy.
"Leela," based on Unni R's short story with the same name, tells the story of Kuttyappan, who tries to be different from others by doing strange things. He searches for an elephant and a young girl in order to fulfil one of his strangest dreams and how he makes his dream come true forms the crux of the film.
Watch the video here: