Saand ki Aankh, a biopic directed by Tushar Hiranandani has become prey to one of the leading pirated websites, Tamilrockers. The movie was released on 25th October. Shortly after, there was a news of the movie being leaked on Tamilrockers, which promises to provide good quality video on their movies. The main target of such websites are the people who either don’t have the time to watch the movie in theatres or the ones who are confused as to whether the movie is worth watching in the theatres.
Saand ki Aankh is based on real-life sharpshooters Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar, the roles played by Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu. The movie also stars Prakash Jha, Vineet Kumar Singh and others.
Tamilrockers is a website known for leaking movies and TV shows soon after they release or get aired. The website even keeps changing its domain hence it is always hard to block. And even when it is blocked, it is easy to view the websites using VPN or proxy servers.
The movie is competing with two other movies, multi-starrer Housefull 4, starring Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Riteish Deshmukh, Pooja Hegde, and more, and Made in China, with Rajkumar Rao in lead with Boman Irani, Mouni Roy and more.
With the instalment of Housefull franchise releasing on the same day as Saand ki Aankh, the competition is pretty tough for them. The first critic reviews of the movie were below average. The most common complaint that movie faces from the critics was the decision of casting Bhumi Pedneker and Taapsee Pannu as the lead roles even when Bollywood has amazing yesteryear’s actresses like Shabana Azmi, Neena Gupta, Seema Bhargava, Ratna Pathak Shah, and many more. The only question rises up here is why couldn’t the filmmakers find actresses closer to the age of Tomar ladies.
It was seen that Taapsee and Bhumi have tried so hard to push their boundaries and prove their versatility, but it eventually came out as odd and unsettling.
This being said about the movie and it being leaked on Tamilrockers, it will be harder for the filmmakers to expect something decent out of box office.