It is no secret that the stylish Ravi Teja is one of the most talented and popular names in the Telugu film industry today. Tollywood's resident 'Mass Maharaja' enjoys a strong fan following thanks to his rough looks, riveting performances, larger than life and on-screen image. During his career, he has starred in several popular and paisa entertainers and this has established him as a force to be reckoned with. At present, he is in the spotlight because of his latest release Amar Akbar Anthony.
The film hit the screens on November 16, 2018 and opened to an okayish response at the box office. Now, merely a day after its release, Amar Akbar Anthony has fallen to online piracy.
Amar Akbar Anthony Leaked Online
According to the latest reports, the full movie has been leaked on a torrent website for ‘free downloading'. Six versions of different quality are available on the site. This is apparently the work of a notorious gang that is known for leaking new releases. The incident is likely to ruffle a few feathers.
Will The BO Numbers Be Affected?
Ravi Teja is going through a difficult phase of the professional front. None of his recent releases, barring Raja The Great, have been able to make an impact at the box office. As such, Amar Akbar Anthony is a crucial release for him. Its Day 1 collections were not impressive and it needs to pick up big time over the weekend in order to survive at the box office. As it has fallen prey to piracy, the collections are likely to be affected.
The problem of piracy has been plaguing the Telugu film industry for quite some time now. U Turn, Shailaja Reddy Alludu and NOTA are just a few of the recent films that suffered losses because of piracy. Similarly, Taxiwala was leaked online by Tamilrockers even before its release.
In the past, several government agencies have taken steps to control/combat the menace of piracy. However, the problem has not been resolved yet. Let us that those in authority find a concrete solution at the earliest. Piracy is absolutely unacceptable and it should not be tolerated under any circumstances.