The movie that failed to grab attention among movie lovers is now getting recognition from people after a powerful, angry and sensible post from the film’s lead actor Karthik Nagarajan gone viral on social media. Lightman by Venkatesh Kumar is an independent art documentary flick that showcases the plight of Lightman who serves as a backbone for movie in cine industry.
Lightman was originally scheduled to release on February 10, but it couldn’t able to make to the screens as planned. Unfortunately, the film was uploaded on Tamilrockers and other online webcasting piracy websites the day before the actual release, February 9th. It was the latest movie that was badly hit by piracy, putting makers in a huge debt and the team didn’t deserve the credit they have to. Karthik Nagarajan expressed his pain through a post on Facebook a few days back and that has now grabbed attention of celebrities and movie lovers.
His post reads, “Our film #Lightman was scheduled to release on 10th Feb 2017, and the film was uploaded by #Tamilrockers even before it’s release on 9th Feb 2017. We, as a team have invested our time, effort and money in making this movie with the only motive to showcase our talent. But this act of some socially irresponsible people have buried our dreams now.
What do they gain by doing this? Due to this many reviewers didn’t review our movie. Many newspapers did not publish any article about our movie. Press people have already watched the movie in its press show and said they will support us to their best to promote our movie to reach all audience. Now, as the movie is already available in all pirated sites they don’t seepurpose in talking about it.
The amount of effort invested in this movie was high and we are left deserted now. A group of unknown people causing trouble to the filmmakers are hurting us badly. Our career is dependent on how the film is celebrated by the audience and press.
I feel pained now as my first movie as lead actor is affected by piracy that too even before it’s release. I’m trying to find a place infilm industry from 2005 and it’s more than a decade’s effort and wait that has been trashed now. I hope the future is bright and people stop supporting piracy. It truly affects one’s career“
Kollywood celebs lent their support in favor of the film and against piracy on Twitter:
Prakash Raj posted, “Will the hackers and those who see and encourage such unfair sites answer this cry of pain …🙏🙏. Very sad.”.
Aishwarya Rajesh took to Twitter and posted, “Guys pls know how hard it is to make a movie .. not a joke stop this bl**dy piracy..tak a min to read this post .. truly hurts.”
Prasanna tweeted, “Dear ppl who watch movies unethically online, pls have some mercy. Beyond money it’s many ppls dreams, life n passion.”
People should understand that piracy badly hurts hundreds of workers behind each and every film and put the cinema industry at risk.