The latest addition to Netflix’s offerings, the web series “Guns & Gulaabs,” hit the digital screens on August 18. However, shortly after its release on the streaming platform, the series faced an unfortunate incident – it was leaked in high-definition quality on various pirated websites, allowing users to download it for free. Simultaneously, the download link for the “Guns and Gulaabs” web series was widely circulated by unknown groups on Telegram. This development has sparked concerns within the entertainment industry.
Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the series boasts a star-studded cast including Rajkummar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan, and TJ Bhanu, known for their roles in prominent productions. The series has garnered positive reviews and responses from audiences, reflecting its potential to be a success. However, the unauthorized leak could impact both the viewer count and the makers’ revenues. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident, as many high-budget films and web series have faced similar leaks in recent times. Despite the authorities’ efforts to combat cybercrime, new torrent websites continue to emerge, fueled by notorious ransom groups.
The adverse effects of piracy on the entertainment industry are widely recognized. Even other highly anticipated releases like “Ghoomer,” “Pathaan,” “Adipurush,” and “Gadar 2” have suffered from leaks on piracy platforms. Despite stringent laws against piracy in India, the problem persists, causing significant financial losses for filmmakers and content creators.
As responsible consumers of entertainment, it is essential to support the industry’s growth and sustainability. We strongly urge everyone to watch movies and series through legal channels such as theaters or official releases on streaming platforms and television. Participating in piracy not only damages the industry but is also against the Copyright Act of 1957.
A crucial point to remember: Lehren does not endorse or promote piracy in any form. Engaging in such activities is against the law and goes against the principles of responsible content consumption. Let’s all contribute to the growth of the entertainment sector by choosing lawful and ethical viewing options.