The fate of Brahmastra is quite unpredictable at the box office. Made with a budget of Rs 400 crore, it is touted to be one of the most expensive Hindi movies ever made. While the Brahmastra trailer looks promising with high octane action, ample dose of mythology, a talented star cast and world-class VFX, the makers are worried that the film might suffer due to the Boycott trend and piracy.
Meanwhile, the makers have a reason to take a sigh of relief as the Delhi High Court has given directives to protect the film’s business. Brahmastra is at high risk of getting leaked on piracy websites on the first day of its release. To protect the film from online piracy, the Delhi High court has directed the ‘Domain Name Registrants’ to suspend/block the domain names registrations of the rouge websites. 18 websites have been blocked from illegally streaming Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming movie Brahmastra. It also asked the Centre to issue necessary notifications calling upon the internet service providers to block access to these websites.
The court mentioned that if the film is leaked illegally, “it would severely impact the interest of the plaintiff monetarily and will also erode the value of the film.”
This year, we have seen all latest films getting leaked on piracy websites. This includes RRR, KGF 2, Shamshera, Samrat Prithviraj, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 etc. As the films get leaked online for free download on the first day of their release, it severally impacts the box office business. People refrain from going to the theatres and instead download the films on these illegal websites. To avoid this disaster, the producers of Brahmastra have taken preventive measures by seeking help from the high court.
Brahmastra is a fantasy fiction film directed by Ayan Mukerji. It features Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni. The film will release in theatres on September 9.