John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee starrer Satyameva Jayate, which has set the box office ringing, has become the latest victim of film piracy that has plagued the industry for many decades.
The Milap Zaveri directorial, which clashed with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold on August 15, has so far earned Rs 46.65 crores in just four days of its release. However, it looks like the free movie download and online streaming of John Abraham's action-drama may affect the total box office collections of the film.
Several illegal sites have been offering Satyameva Jayate's full movie links in HD quality print for users to watch. The sites allow users to download full movie from illegal servers. Most of the pirated copies seem to have been shot from a handheld device while some have made available Satyameva Jayate full movie download links with 1080p or 720p HD quality prints.
Bollywood industry has been trying hard to stop the piracy of films for the past several decades. Some filmmakers and producers with the help of cybersecurity forces have managed to block sites that allow online users to download the latest Bollywood movies that get released almost every week.
Even Akshay Kumar starrer Gold has been leaked online and several pirated copies of the Reema Kagti directorial have been made available online.
Several torrents sites like 123movies and Go Movies have been shut down in the past after being labelled as the largest pirate movie site in the world. However, there are millions of other torrent sites that are still going strong and proxy links are also already available on the internet.
These sites have been incurring losses to the makers of the film by distributing their content free of cost. The attempt to completely shut down unofficial movie download sites has so far been unsuccessful.