Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez's "A Flying Jatt" has reportedly been leaked online. Directed by Remo D'Souza, the full movie has apparently been made available online for download on some websites.
Usually, films are up on sites for download a day or two after they have released, but misfortune may have hit "A Flying Jatt" earlier than expected. The Tiger-Jacqueline starrer has been leaked on a few pirate sites hours after it hit the screens on Aug. 25.
Rumour has it that the leaked copy of "A Flying Jatt" has been shot in theatres, which is why the video quality isn't top-notch. Also, the audio isn't great and some of the dialogues need to be guessed based on the scenes.
However, this isn't the first time that a film has been leaked online. "Udta Punjab," "Great Grand Masti" and "Sultan" were available for download even before they hit screens.
The question now is, will the online illegal downloads impact "A Flying Jatt" box office collection negatively?
If it had been leaked days before it hit the theatres, the business would have been severely affected. However, in this case, "A Flying Jatt" was made available for download the day it hit the screens, which has, sadly been an accepted malpractice.
All said and done, "A Flying Jatt" is VFX rich and has spectacularly designed action sequences, which calls for a big screen experience. Also, critics may have heavily criticised the superhero flick for being over-preachy, but they were unanimous in their opinion of the superhero film being a fit for children.
The Tiger-Jacqueline-starrer opened in 2,500-2,600 screens on Aug. 25 and it is expected to have collected Rs. 8-9 crore on day 1 at the domestic box office. It may or may not break opening day collection of Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro," which is Rs. 8.87 crore.
With "Rustom" slowing down and "Happy Bhag Jayegi" performing just about okay at the Indian circuits, there's a good chance that "A Flying Jatt" will be able to work its magic at the ticket window. Also, there are no big-ticket releases scheduled until Sonakshi Sinha's "Akira" hits the screens on Sept. 2.