Another day, another instance of piracy by the infamous portal Tamilrockers! The website has continued its seemingly never ending stream of leaking films in their entirety for users to watch and download totally free of charge. Now the latest film to become the victim of piracy by the site is the Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra-starrer Jabariya Jodi, which first released in cinemas on August 8. The romantic comedy, produced by filmmaker Ekta Kapoor, is based on the real life practice of groom kidnapping, which occurs in some areas of India.
Just a short while after Jabariya Jodi hit cinema theatres, Tamilrockers managed to share the entire film in high definition so that its users could easily view and download the film for free. The site has kept up its stream of piracy through using torrent files and magnet links. It has managed to evade any dire legal consequences of its piracy by repeatedly switching its domain names to avoid detection. Though there are multiple websites out there that often pirate films for streaming and downloading, Tamilrockers has amassed a huge fan base for consistently securing high definition files of movies so soon after they release. It’s safe to say that the website has a real influence on the number of moviegoers that would make the effort to go to the cinema to see a film as opposed to watching it from the comfort of their own home for free. Many wonder how long Tamilrockers will be able to keep this up!
Jabariya Jodi has so far received mixed reviews from critics upon its release (read our review of the film here.) Though some enjoyed the film for its light hearted tone and the chemistry between the two leads, many also felt that the story did not live up to its interesting premise and could have benefited from a different cast.