A man has live-streamed Rajinikanth's latest movie Kaala on Facebook from a theatre in Singapore.
The miscreant identified as Praveen Thevar was arrested immediately, confirmed Vishal, president of Tamil Nadu Film Producers' Council.
Kaala is a big-ticket movie and earned a whopping amount of Rs 230 crore from the sale of its global theatrical rights. The stakes are very high and makers have very cautious to avoid being hit by piracy. They have requested Rajinikanth fans to report to them if they find any incidents of piracy on social media.
A fan club called Rajini Makkal Mandram expresssed their anguish on the live stream of Kaala on Facebook. It posted, "Culprit o######a Praveen Thevar (TTV sombu thooki and a frnd of vivek .. mannargudi mafia) is sharing #Kaala LIVE from Overseas Immediately Report and Share it to production team or share it to cyber Let him Face the consequence."
Another fan page called Kollywood Facts blasted the prdoduction house being careless. He tweeted, "A guy in Facebook going live From #Kaala premiere Full movie has been telecasted through it . With 12K+ viewers . What the hell these piracy team & #Kaala team is doing ? @wunderbarfilms @vinod_offl @dhanushkraja @soundaryaarajni"
A fan named Jai Kishore tweeted, "This guy's streams live from Singapore premire show so far he covered first 40 mins of the film plzz report.@beemji @soundaryaarajni @VishalKOfficial @itisprashanth @LycaProductions @wunderbarfilms @dhanushkraja @cinemapayyan @kishen_das @Dhananjayang"
Actor Vishal, who has waged a war against piracy of Tamil movies, took to Twitter to confirm that the live streaming of Kaala happened from a cinema hall in Singapore and the miscreant was arrested. The actor tweeted, "On the job @Dhananjayang sir. He has been arrested. Took it from Cathay Singapore."
Rajnikanth's daughter Soundarya thanked Vishal, as she tweeted, "Thank u so much !!! This needs to end !!!! #KillPiracy #SaveCinema #Kaalafever" Producer Dhananjayan BOFTA tweeted, "Shocking act of piracy. Disgusting"
Kaala is getting positive response from the audience in the international markets. A fan named Fidonomics tweeted, "Friend from Singapore said film is much better than Kabali with many mass scenes that would give a festive atmosphere for fans ! Though sentiment scenes gives a lag. Worth watching once was the final word from him ! Booked #Kaala in Kuwait"
A guy in Facebook going live From #Kaala premiere Full movie has been telecasted through it . With 12K+ viewers . What the hell these piracy team & #Kaala team is doing ?? @wunderbarfilms @vinod_offl @dhanushkraja @soundaryaarajni— Kollywood Facts (@KollyFacts) June 6, 2018