The piracy of the movie “Shurongo” is unacceptable. The film has been illegally copied and widely distributed on various movie-related platforms such as YouTube and Facebook. This must be addressed and prevented in the future to protect the rights of the creators and ensure fair distribution of their work.
The release of Shurongo in Kolkata on July 21 was met with positive reception. However, film piracy has caused concern, and it is crucial to determine the trustworthy source of the leaked content. Some speculate that theatres in Kolkata or even Bangladesh may be responsible. Clarification is needed to address this issue promptly.
“Shurongo” film editor, Simit Ray Antor, shared his view on Facebook regarding the piracy of the film.
“After meticulously scrutinising the pirated copy of ‘Shurongo,’ I determined that it was not recorded during a regular performance because there is no audience response, such as laughter or loud words. “This proves that the film was not recorded during a live screening of the show,” stated the film’s editor.
Simit Ray Antor revealed that the video was taken using a tripod. The camera did not move for even a single second.
“This demonstrates that a movie theatre is complicit in piracy. It is impossible to record a two-and-a-half-hour movie in an empty cinema hall unless the cinema hall authorities are involved,” added the director.
The film’s editor also pointed out that the film was pirated in Bangladesh rather than India.
“The Indian and Bangladeshi versions differ in several ways. One of them is the Pepsi title card, which was missing from the Indian version,” said Simit.
Raihan Rafi told local media that he removed all YouTube copies through copyright claims. However, some versions on Facebook are still circulating, and they are also attempting to block these.
“Shurongo” stars the dynamic duo of Afran Nisho and Tama Mirza, whose on-screen chemistry enthralled the audience experience.