Nearly 50000 DVDs of Jaggubhai, the yet to be released Sarath Kumar - K S Ravikumar film, were seized by the Chennai police yesterday, against the complaint lodged by the producer of the film Radhika Sarathkumar. The police also arrested a web site owner in Coimbatore for uploading it illegally on his site!
Jaggubhai was long in the making and was to finally release for this Pongal. The pirated version has no background music, so obviously it was taken before the re-recording and final mixing from the lab or somewhere.
According to sources, the footage available on the internet runs for two hours twenty four minutes with the complete climax. The Chennai cyber crime cell arrested Shankar Ganesh owner of an Internet site which uploaded the film.
Earlier, Radhika Sarathkumar complained personally to Chief Minister M Karunanidhi about this illegal upload on the web. On the Chief Ministers directive, the Cyber Crime cell registered a case. Acting on a tip off that fake CD"s of the film were being sold in Chennai, the police raided different localities. In a press release, Radhika thanked the Chief Minister and the police for acting swiftly, which led to the huge haul of pirated video CD"s of the film