By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, March 22, 2007
There is a flood of news about Shivaji, the Magnum opus of the Tamil film industry. Few days ago, onendia.in had published a story about pirated DVDs of the movie being sold at the platforms. Now the mp3 version of its audio is available online! A team of dedicated technicians had worked their hearts out to bring forth the best music, just to find their creations getting released online even before the official launch of the audio. The audio of this eagerly awaited movie was all set to be released on April 4th with a small in- house ceremony at AVM. But the online pirates had a different plan. The full- length versions of three out of the six songs in the movie were illegally released by a UK website in the early hours of 22nd of March.
"Oru Koodai Sunlight, Oru Koodai Moonlight", the song in the style of American rapper 50 cents, "Vaa Vaa Sivaji", a peppy number by Hariharan-Sadana Sargam combination and "Sahana Saaral", a trade mark Rahman melody, sung by Udit Narayanan, are the three songs for which the full length mp3 tracks have been released. We will give the full lyrics of the song also, shortly.
March 22nd 2007, will be a Black Thursday for Shankar and his crew, who have been working day and night in getting the movie ready for the big World wide release on April 14th. They will be mighty shocked with this news of songs leaking out online, or on the contrary, were they already prepared for this?
The Mp3 leakage of Shivaji is something new to Shankar and Rahman. Their earlier venture, Boys had met with the same fate just two days before the official launch. Even in the case of Sivaji, a 40 sec clip of "Oru Koodai Sunlight" was doing the rounds online much before the unauthorized release of its full- length version.
Sources say that somebody in the processing lab, or someone in the maestro's team or even a production crew member, could be responsible for this bad doing. It will also be interesting to see if the production house, AVM, files an official complaint with the Cyber Crime Police.
In the meantime, expectations among Rajini and Rahman fans are at an all- time high as they eagerly await for the audio to hit the stands on April 4th.
When we contacted the producer of the film AVM Saravanan, he refused to comment anything for the moment. But he told that this film will be creating many new highs in the future. Yes.. This film created a new record in the world of piracy too!