Despite every attempt to contain piracy , the latest film to be hit by the malaise is director Tinu Suresh Desai’s blockbuster Rustom.
This weekend while Rustom climbed from strength to strength at the boxoffice a pirated version of the film appeared online. Not only is the print quality of extremely High Definition, every single frame being shown in theatres—including the censor certificate at the start—featured in the version of the film leaked online.
This writer has seen the online leaked version of Rustom and is shocked by the outstanding quality of the spurious content.
Says censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani, “This has to be the handiwork of an insider from the production department. When a film is in post-production it is put on dozens of computers for various technicians to work on different aspects of the post-production.Anyone can easily make a copy and send it.”
Late on Monday night the producers were trying to block the illegal online version of Rustom.