Hacked: Hina khan’s debut film Hacked, directed by Vikram Bhatt, is available for the public viewing and download for absolutely free of cost. The latest victim of piracy, Hacked has been leaked by Tamilrockers and is available on their website, on the very date of its theatrical release. The leak is likely to affect the box office figures of the film, which is anyway riding on low word of mouth.
Tamilrockers is one public domain where no Bollywood producer would ever like to see their film. It is an existing nightmare and a harsh reality of the film industry for a while know. Not just Indian, many international films have also been leaked on Tamilrockers. Despite various government interventions, Tamilrockers continues to thrive with ever-changing URLs.
Jojo Rabbit was one of the best picture nominees in the 2020 Oscars. However, the film was available on the Tamilrockers website almost two months prior to its theatrical release in India.
TamilRockers along with several other notorious websites have made India a hub of Piracy and have created a havoc in the film industry. The problem is so grave that the South Indian industry no longer goes through months-long promotional campaigns promoting the film. Rather, they release the film just a few days after releasing its trailer, which seems to be the one and only solution to this problem.
Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, the Allu Arjun starrer, which released on 12th January 2020, i.e within a week of its trailer release, is a prime example of the havoc created by these online piracy websites.