Monday, July 21, 2008

Piracy..

Last month, the Kannada film fraternity raised the issue of Piracy and sought the government's help in crubbing the same.

I am not sure if this was a joke and really looked hard for some pun in text or cartoon, but there werent many. If anything, the Kannda movie industry should encourage piracy. To be very honest how many of you have the DVD of the recent (remember blockbuster in Kannada movies may occur once is 5 years, by this standard the word recent is apt) Mungaru Male? At first you dont intend to get it, and even if you want to desperately watch the movie, drawn by its sucess, the only theater would be Sapna in the way lanes of Gandhinagar (Majestic)...

On the other hand, if you have pirated DVDs, VCDs or online streaming this movie would have reached a bigger audience (even tams and gults) and increased popularity of the movie( not that its extra-ordinary.. that makes me think whether they wnat to prevent piracy so that others are prevented to understand whey it was a blockbuster)...

Hindi movies are rampantly pirated, you get a dvd rip within a day of the actual release. Piracy could be a serious threat for bollywood and is already a very serious threat for Hollywood.

But if there are no channels for an audience like me .. residing in the Canton country, with a meager kanndaiga population, we should encourage some piracy in Sandalwood.....

I am not actually encouraging piracy, just asking for a channel (which is also cheap) to access Quality Kannada movies in Hong Kong.. ;-)

1 comment:

Avinash said...

Not the way to look at it man. The popularity of the movie depends only on how much it sells and not on how many cars have the reversing music from that movie. And new talent is given a chance only when producers see money in it. So piracy kills new talent in karnataka, where this is the time to nurture talent. And kannada movies are played in all multiplexes and are without tax. The industry comes with a lot of negatives, but amidst all the negatives we should not forget the aspiring new talent who will be denied a chance as am effect of piracy. For nris like yourself, yes there has to be a channel. For songs, raaga allows download of songs. The more you use it the more songs will be on raaga, and likewise. Piracy mostly cannot be done away with. But it is individual responsibility to not be a part of it, as much as we can.