Just a day after hitting the screens all over UAE and GCC, Mohanlal's action thriller Pulimurugan has been leaked online. The pirated copies of the movie, produced by Tomichan Mulakupaadam, are said to have surfaced on four Tamil websites on Friday (November 4) night.
Latest reports suggest that the Kerala Police Cyberdome has intervened on the matter and blocked the users from downloading the content of the movie from cyber space. The Vysakh directorial, made on a big budget, has been making tremendous business from worldwide box offices. If piracy hits the movie, it is likely to affect the collection of the Mohanlal-starrer drastically. The film is expected to become the first Malayalam movie to enter the Rs 100 crore club owing to the fabulous response from the auidence.
It has to be noted that Nivin Pauly's romantic family entertainer Premam, which opened to positive response from the movie-goers, was also predicted to enter the prestigious Rs 100 crore club becoming the biggest grosser in Malayalam. However, the movie's censor copy was leaked online affecting the business of the Alphonse Puthren directorial.
Earlier, with the release of Pulimurugan, audience had posted certain scenes from the movie shot from the theatres. Following this, the makers of the action thriller had come forward warning the netizens from sharing the content of the Mohanlal-starrer online.
"Statuatory Warning - Shooting, exhibiting, sharing & posting Pulimurugan movie content on social medias can attract strict penalty and the offenders could be even jailed under Copyright & Privacy Act. Please refrain from posting any video content related to Pulimurugan movie scenes and ask anyone to delete them immediately if you come across any such posts. Kindly message us if you find any such content on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, WhatsApp or any other sources," the team had posed on the Facebook page of Pulimurugan.
Meanwhile, a few months ago, Dulquer Salmaan's hit movies Kammatipaadam and Kali were also leaked online after the theatre print of the movies were posted on the Facebook page of Balcony Pictures Entertainment. Following this, production house Global United Media, which had bankrolled the Rajeev Ravi directorial, had registered a complaint against the Facebook page with the Kerala cyber cell.