Desperate times calls in for desperate measures. Movie piracy is a hot topic in the industry but it has not reached a level where it can leave the producers at a loss rather than making a profit. But for a small movie industry like Kollywood of south India, Tamil Nadu the worst has become the reality.
Kollywood or the Tamil Cinema has reached a point where all the producers are only raking in losses and they were baffled at how hard the piracy has hit them. They have actually started to question if there is any business sense in producing a movie.
The Tamil Film Producer’s Council has announced that it may stop releasing all movies for a few months to punish pirates and push, force them out of business.
The council did discuss on many solutions, but this radical solution has taken the center-stage. A complete boycott on releasing movies for three to six months at least.
The council is yet to finalize the decision, they want to discuss this with all parties involved in the movie industry before they come to a conclusion.
On average at least 3 Tamil movies are released every week and there is also a backlog of movies that the producers are finding hard to get a window for the release. If this resolution is passed then it could further hit the pockets of the producers. As they might be pushed to a position where they just can’t release the movie.
Moreover, the producers fail to understand that a piracy center is quite easy to setup and distribute, it can be deployed in just a day and ofcourse it can be easily repacked for other purposes.
Instead of stabbing themselves, the producers should understand why piracy exists and how they can monetize it rather than eradicate it which would never happen.