Anurag Kashyap’s latest movie Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai has become the goal of infamous piracy website Tamilrockers. The movie premiered on Netflix.
The movie is currently available in HD quality on other similar websites, and Telegram, MovieRulz, Khatrimaza.
Choked is made by Netflix in cooperation with Kashyap’s newly-launched manufacturing home Great Bad Films.
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A bit about ‘Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai’
Directed by Kashyap, Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai tells the story of a desperate bank cashier from the background of this 2016 demonetization drive.
The movie stars Saiyami Kher (Mirzya), Roshan Mathew, Amruta Subhash, and Rajshri Deshpande in critical roles.
The first one to be published under the banner Great Bad Movies, the film, has opened to favorable and mixed reviews.
Here’s how Kashyap clarified the film:
Speaking about the movie, Kashyap told Scroll, “It’s about marriage, about this woman Sarita (the film’s protagonist, played by Kher), the dynamics of the lower middle class and of a building society, it’s about human nature and how things keep changing.”
Piracy remains out of control in India
This incident shows that court orders have not done much to put an end to piracy.
Despite the Madras High Court banning over 12,000 prohibited piracy sites, sites like Tamilrockers thrive, leaking nearly every movie soon.
By switching their domain extension, thus making it difficult to track them, these platforms operate freely. They may be obtained using proxy servers.
Many movies recently fell prey to piracy
Some other recent films and web series which fell prey to piracy comprise Ponmagal Vandhal, Paatal Lok, The Family Man, Extraction, Hasmukh, amongst others.
Before this season, major movies like Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Chhapaak were also leaked on Tamilrockers.
Last year, films like Saaho, Kabir Singh, Bharat, Kalank, Gully Boy, along with Student of the Year Two fulfilled with a similar fate.
Piracy another cause of worry for manufacturers?
The illegal release of Choked is a reason for stress, not just for its manufacturers but for many producers across the country who want to release their movies directly on streaming solutions, as theaters remain indefinitely shuttered in aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
In fact, many Key Bollywood films, such as Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi are set to launch on Amazon Prime.