Paperboy (Paper Boy) has become the latest victim of piracy after the full movie was leaked on torrent sites for free download or watching online. This pirated copy could take a toll on its collection at the box office.
Directed by V Jaya Shankarr, Paperboy is a romance drama starring newcomers Santosh Shoban, Riya Suman and Tanya Hope. The film was released in the cinema halls on August 31 and the full movie was leaked on torrent websites run by a notorious gang a day after it hit the screens across the globe.
This notorious gang apparently recorded the complete film of Paperboy during its screening in a cinema hall. Their website offers six versions of the movie of different sizes for download. Viewers can also watch the full movie online and it has reportedly poor audio and visual quality.
The website reads, "Paper Boy (2018) Telugu HQ PreDVD - HQ Line Audio - [1080p - PreDVD - x264 - MP3 - 2GB] - [720p - PreDVD - x264 - MP3 - 1.4GB] - [PreDVD - 700MB - x264 - 1CD - MP3] - [PreDVD - XviD - 700MB - MP3] - [PreDVD - 400MB - x264 - MP3] - [PreDVD - 200MB - x264 - MP3] - [Complete Album - FLAC - iTunes - True MP3 Rips] - [Watch Online] - First On NET"
Paperboy revolves around paperboy Ravi (Santosh Shoban), who falls in love with rich girl Dharani (Riya Suman), who gets close to Ravi and convinces her parents for marriage. However, the social status creeps up between the lead pair. How the couple go through all the problems and eventually marry forms crux of the story.
Paperboy deals with a routine story, but the treatment of the subject has struck a chord with film-goers. The word of mouth is also boosting its collection at the ticket counters. It is a small budget movie released in a limited number of cinema halls. Now, its pirated copy is posing a big threat, as its free download is likely to take a toll on its collection at the box office.