The intensity of the repercussions the coronavirus pandemic
has created is yet to be calculated, but it is definite that it has touched upon every arena and the entertainment industry isn’t off-limits. From theatres shutting down to moviemakers struggling to find a perfect balance during production with the COVID-19 preventive measures, safety, and creativity, the pandemic has given a tough time for the movie industry. Mollywood filmmaker Ranjith Sankar
has now shared his concerns on the surge of piracy
in cinema, after the pandemic. There have been several reports and studies concurring that thepiracy has been on the rise ever since the pandemic, especially as many makers skipped the theatrical release and opted for streaming to overcome the lockdown blues.
‘Njan Marrykutty’ director Ranjith Sankar has now shared his thoughts on how movie piracy has been accelerating especially in Kerala, post lockdown. “Every Malayalam movie released in theaters post covid was pirated on the day of release. According to antipiracy teams, the pirated prints are without subtitles and thus chances are that it is happening from within Kerala. This is killing the industry. How can we fight this?” the filmmaker tweeted.
There have been reports that many films including Vijay’s Tamil film leaking online, on the same day of its theatrical release and there have been discussions over how to tackle it.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Ranjith Sankar’s next outing is ‘Sunny’. The film features Jayasurya in the lead and Madhu Neelakandan is the cinematographer. The team has wrapped up the shoot and is currently under post-production.