Tamilrockers is the piracy website that play
tom and jerry with the Tamil, Telugu and Bollywood industries. What they
actually do is they get the pirated or original prints from the distributors or
someone in the film crew for paid money and also they can get them by hacking
the web. Then they publish it on to their sites on or after the movie release.
Some movies were available for live streaming with the help of their links on
their webpages and some movies can be downloaded directly from it. They not only
update the new releases but also the evergreen hit movies, Hollywood movies,
movie teasers, trailers, movie songs etc.
In the city of Coimbatore, one educated jobless
man arrived. He searched for jobs and does not get one. Dejected and joined a
shop where the CD, DVD cassettes were sold. The Tamil, Hollywood and Hindi
films were sold by that particular shop. On working, he watched and analysed
everything around there. The movie cassettes contain the new Tamil movies that
arrived there after one week to ten days of movie release.
He then started his own shop and started
selling the CDs. He noted one thing, that the new movie cassettes are sold in
many numbers comparing the other cassettes. Then with that business he is
successful, then he is a computer science student by education he knows how to
operate the laptop and other internet related contents. He first copied and
uploaded the pirated CD prints in to the website that he hosted. He was
succeeded with it and follows up to the next level. He hacked many web stored contents
with the help of his friends and got the pirated versions of the movie prints
on the very first day of release.
Now-a-days he is more advanced as he is releasing
the movie on the pirated website like tamilrockers hours before the movie
actually hitting the theatre screens. This creates sleepless nights for the
movie producers. Various steps were taken by the police and the anti-piracy
squad in stopping them. They have blocked almost 69 websites that leak the
pirated versions of movie prints, most of them were used by tamilrockers. If
the government block one website they start hosting another one within few minutes,
this creates a menace for the filmmakers as well as the police. They were
hiding their location and also using it from the other nations, so the
anti-piracy could not able to trace them properly. So it seems really hard for
the police to trace out and identify them. Also they were the people behind the
masks and it is almost impossible to identify the person without any info.
Anti-piracy department has stated that the
tamilrockers as the online store or market for the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
pirated version movies. At the time of the Premam release, the sensor copy is
leaked through the piracy website tamilrockers and they are issued to the
subscribed users for Rs 50 per download. Then they again repeat the same in
case of Oru Vadakkan Selfie, earns lakhs for the piracy sites – Varghese Babu
cyber forensic consultant.
The Police has taken various steps regarding
this and started to closely observe the piracy sites to put an end to this
success story of tamilrockers. Then they found that the tamilrockers website is
hosted by a U.S- based server. But there is no information about the owners and
admins of the tamilrockers website. Tamilrockers website not only adds up money
to its administrators and the owners but also to other higher people in the
society, without their help this is not an easy job.
The crime department had the motto to find out
the real identities behind the mask tamilrockers. For that they put up an
agency of agents to find out the tamirockers crew. Investigations were carried
out on some leads, but end up with nothing. Again they got another lead that
one of the tamilrockers website admins is using up the Sri Lankan IP address. Tamilrockers
primarily uploads a theatre print on the date of movie release followed by the
replacement of it by a HD DVD versions.
Tamilrockers were earning money through the ads
that popped up on the screens of their page. Per click on these ads earns them
a respectable amount in total. Then the investigations were done on the basis
of tracking the payment from the ad companies and by tracing the address of the
beneficiaries to find out the piracy rackets behind this.
As Police said that they have arrested 5 persons
regarding this piracy and the major statement is 3 of them were working for
tamilrockes. One among them is the admin of tamilrockers and tamilgun websites.
There by the Police confirmed the arrests of the piracy members also said that
they have successfully handled all the properties such as laptops, headphones
that were used for piracy. The arrested persons were from the native of
Tirunelveli and Vellore arrested at Thiruvananthapuram and handovered to the
Tamil Nadu state Police department. Police also stated that they have blocked
69 websites that leak the pirated versions of the movie online, in July 2018.
After this incident tamilrockers website is
blocked and they were unavailable for few days. Like before they returned with
a bang and revenged back by releasing several movies before the release of the
movie on the screens. That shocked the entire Tamil and Telugu film industries.
The leak of Geetha Govindham, Vijay Devarakonda starrer was the major leak of
the month followed by Seemaraja in Tamil, U-Turn in Tamil. This shows us how
powerful the tamilrockers are. After this incident the tamilrockers were again
blocked. Now the people were waiting for it’s return. However they will return
when a new movie is released, but people needed to know their new domain. This
is what getting trended in the social medias like twitter. People slowly
becoming the audience of the tamilrockers and people were behind the
tamilrockers in this particular time.
Let us wait and watch what are the new updates
about tamilrockers in the coming months.