Even before the theatrical release, piracy website Tamilrockers released the illegal print of documentary film ‘Lightman’. The film’s director and the entire team are devastated by this irresponsible behavior of internet criminals.
Karthik Nagarajan, who played the lead role in the film shared his pain on his Facebook page. Here is his emotional post….
Our film #Lightman was scheduled to release on 10th Feb 2017 and the film was uploaded by #Tamilrockers even before it’s release on 9th Feb 2017. We, as a team has invested our time, effort and money in making this movie with the only motive to showcase our talent. But this act of some socially irresponsible people has buried our dreams now.
What do they gain by doing this? Due to this many reviewers didn’t review our movie. Many newspapers did not publish any article about our movie. Press people have already watched the movie in its press show and said they will support us to their best to promote our movie to reach all audience. Now, as the movie is already available in all pirated sites they don’t see the purpose in talking about it.
The amount of effort invested in this movie was high and we are left deserted now. A group of unknown people causing trouble to the filmmakers are hurting us badly. Our career is dependent on how the film is celebrated by the audience and press.
I feel pained now as my first movie as lead actor is affected by piracy that too even before it’s release. I’m trying to find a place in the film industry from 2005 and it’s more than a decade’s effort and wait that has been trashed now. I hope the future is bright and people stop supporting piracy. It truly affects one’s career.