Madras high court bars illegal downloads of Kabali, for now

The court passed an interim injuction on all internet service providers in the country against allowing illegal downloads of the latest Rajinikanth film.


An interim injunction was passed by the Madras high court today on all internet service providers (ISPs) in the country against allowing illegal downloads of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil film Kabali.

Reacting to a plea submitted by the film's producer Kalaipuli S Thanu, Justice N Kirubakaran granted an interim injunction on illegal downloads of the movie from nearly 180 websites.

Thanu requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to instruct all ISPs to block sites that offer illegal downloads.

According to the counsel, Kabali has been made on a budget of Rs100 crore and over 3,000 technicians were involved in the making of the film.

He argued that as the film is slated for worldwide release on 22 July, an interim injunction for at least two weeks from the release date on illegal downloads is a must.

Directed by Pa Ranjith, Kabali features Rajinikanth as a don who fights for Malaysian Tamils.