In an apparent attempt to root out the video piracy menace, the crew of the film Joker has appealed to the people to either watch the film in theatres or deposit the sum (equivalent to that of the cost of tickets in theatres) with their bank account if they chose to watch the film via pirated DVDs.
Video piracy menace has been like a killer-disease and has made many good films put up a bad show in theatres due to the release of the pirated versions of the DVDs of those films. Thanks to the state-of-the-art technology available, films releasing in theatres have a ‘simultaneous release’ in the form of sale of pirated versions of the films’ DVDs.
Directed by Raju Murugan, Joker has been an enjoyable political satire and movie-goers have lauded the film saying that it’s a rare, one-of-its-kind of movie. The film’s crew has made an emotion-filled appeal in order to offset the efforts of those who download the film’s pirated version from many websites and watch it in the comfort of their homes.
“If you watch the film’s pirated version, it would only be aiding corrupt activities. Cinema is the result of hundreds of workers and in some cases, is the result of years of research, hard-work and expectation and hope.
If you bypass all these things and still choose to watch the film’s pirated DVDs, please pay the amount (equivalent to the tickets you should have purchased in a theatres) to our bank account,” the crew says.