Piracy and films go hand in hand, bitter truth about world cinema. Just as a film makes it to the big screen its pirated copy hits the market simultaneously!
Tamil cinema’s latest release ‘Naan Ee‘ that released last week and is running to packed theatres is fighting this evil quite hard. Video anti piracy wing inspector Rajashekar and sub inspector Bhuvaneshwari raided the Burma Bazaar in Chennai yesterday and seized 500 Naan Ee VCDs along with several other films’ copies.
Nagaraj and Ravi were arrested, produced before the magistrate and have been jailed in Puzhal. In St. Thomas Mount, Anbu, Ezhumalai and Amanullah were arrested and nearly 2000 copies were seized from them! In Anna Nagar Arch, Kuppusamy of Nethaji Nagar was arrested and 700 copies were seized from him!
The authorities have it that the raids will continue in different parts of Chennai in the next few days as well.