Dulquer Salmaan, Varun Tej, Rashmika Mandanna have raised voice against the piracy of Vijay Devarakonda's Taxiwaala, which was leaked online for free download months ahead of its release.
The unit of Taxiwaala wrapped its shooting back in December 2017 but is post-production works were delayed due to some reasons. When the team was about to start work, some miscreants allegedly released the full movie on the internet in August and it was offered for free download on the social media.
Taxiwaala is scheduled for its theatrical release on November 17 and the makers are worried that its pirated copy may take a toll on its collection at the box office. Hence, Vijay Devarakonda, producer SKN and other members of the team took to Twitter to request their fans to say no to piracy and watch the film in the cinema halls only.
In fact, cinematographer Sujith Sarang took to his Facebook page to show how much hard work he has put in Taxiwaala, despite falling ill during its shoot. After seeing all their efforts, many of their colleagues from the film industry came forward to their support and requested their fans to watch the film in theatres only. Here are some of their comments.
Dulquer Salmaan: @TheDeverakonda all the best for release bro ! Watch #Taxiwaala only in theatres and it's an absolute shame on anyone who does otherwise ! Respect hard work ! #saynotopiracy
Varun Tej Konidela: Wishing @TheDeverakonda and the entire team of #Taxiwaala all the very best... A lot of hardwork was put in by the team.. So please watch the movie in theatres only and say no to piracy!
Nikhil Siddhartha: In the USA.. just saw a post from @sujithsarang nd reacted... Two of my close friends @SKNonline nd Rahul maiden debut Adventure... Request from the bottom of my heart KILL PIRACY
Sai Dharam Tej: A movie comes out with lot of passion dedication and sacrifice please don't let our efforts go in vain and put it in the hands of pirates #savecinema #SayNoToPiracy ATB to team #Taxiwaala @TheDeverakonda @SKNonline and team #AAA @RaviTeja_offl @SreenuVaitla @MythriOfficial
Rahul Ravindran: What happened with Taxiwala is atrocious. Hope it never happens to any film again. And I know our audiences will turn up at theatres tomorrow. We have the world's most passionate patrons of cinema. Wishing the entire team fantastic luck and a windfall at the box office ❤️
Rashmika Mandanna: Every film is hard work of hundreds of passionate people..we work hard to give the best entertainment to you..Pls watch the films in theaters.. Wishing @TheDeverakonda @ItsJawalkar @SKNonline & team all the best for #Taxiwaala releasing tomorrow..
Raashi Khanna: Every film is a hard work of hundreds of passionate people and we all work hard to give the best entertainment to you. Please watch the films in theatres.. Wishing @TheDeverakonda @SKNonline & team all the best for #Taxiwaala releasing tomorrow Kill piracy, Save cinema.
BVS Ravi: It's an evident fact that technology can't be stopped and is faster than virus.piracy is one such virus. But it needs a strong human face and a simple heart to respect art and to savour it, in its best form. Enjoy movies in theatres. @TheDeverakonda @SKNonline