Members of Vijay Makkal Iyakkam are fighting against piracy, and recently, they filed a police complaint after finding DVDS of Dhanush’s Thodari and Vijay Sethupathi’s Aandavan Kattalai in Cuddalore.
Touched by the gesture, Dhanush posted on his Twitter page: “Sincere thanks to Vijay sir’s fan club association members for filing a complaint against piracy. #godbless #spreadlove.”
Recently, the anti-piracy wing of the Chennai police has arrested a man for making pirated DVDs of Kabali.
Based on a tip-off, the police raided a house at Thiruvalleeswarar Nagar at Thirumangalam in the city, where the found pirated DVDs of new films including ‘Kabali’ and Santhanam starrer ‘Dhilluku Dhuddu’.
They found the disks neatly packed in carton boxes. While seizing 1,359 pirated DVDs, they also arrested one Raj (35), who was allegedly involved in their production. Devices used to pirate new flicks were also seized, it is learnt.
A few months ago, Nadigar Sangam general secretary Vishal has come out with a request to owners of private buses, urging them to stop airing of new films in their vehicles.
In a statement, he said that airing the pirated versions of new films in buses was purely illegal and unlawful. “It is like doing ticketless travel in buses and operating buses without permit,” he said.