The makers of the popular Telugu movie: ‘KGF’ have made their minds to sue a local Telugu channel for broadcasting their movie illegally. The TV channel that goes by the name: Every^ did not own the intellectual property rights to broadcast ‘KGF’ on their channel but still went on to telecast Yash’s movie anyway.
Sharing the news with a pic of the channel telecasting ‘KGF’, the executive producer Karthik Gowda tweeted,
“A telugu local channel named #Every^ is playing KGF film illegally. We will move legally against them and sue for their actions. While the satellite deal is on talks and almost finalised, a cable channel does this. We have ample proof with screenshots, videos of the same.”
Have a look at his tweet:
A telugu local channel named #Every^ is playing KGF film illegally. We will move legally against them and sue for their actions. While the satellite deal is on talks and almost finalised, a cable channel does this. We have ample proof woth screen shots, videos of the same. pic.twitter.com/UlxxguPWzg
— Karthik Gowda (@Karthik1423) May 8, 2020
This is not the 1st incident when a few local channels in Tamil Nadu have telecasted movies illegally. The offices of some of these channels were also seized in the past, due to the same reason on a court order.
When released, ‘KGF’ was a huge box office success, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The movie grossed INR 20 crore in the two states itself. Very soon, the makers decided to go for a sequel and since then the audiences are eagerly awaiting the release of ‘KGF 2’. The movie will also feature Bollywood veterans: Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon in pivotal roles this time. Dutt will be playing the role of Yash’s antagonist Adheera in ‘KGF 2’. The movie, originally set for July 30, 2020, release, is likely to be delayed owing to the coronavirus lockdown situation.
Talking about piracy. It is a global disease. Filmmakers from all across the world take the best possible measures to save their films from falling victim to piracy. But with advancements in technology and a wide income gap, poor people are prompted to go for pirated versions of their favorite movies as they cannot afford expensive theatre tickets, and movies take years to be aired on TV for free.