Premam is in the news for all the wrong reason for last few days and it was mainly due to the spreading of its pirated print among the people and shockingly it bears the water mark of a censor copy as well. The complaint has been registered in police and anti-piracy cell of Kerala but still there is no clue about who had uploaded the print online and who is behind the leak of the censor copy which is only available in the hands of Alphonse Puthren (Director and editor of the film), Anwar Rasheed (producer of the flick) and in the hands of censor board or board members. An arrest was made in Australia for downloading a pirated print and the arrested one is a Malayali as well from Kottayam. But still no information about the uploader of the print.
The print which is leaked is going viral among the youngsters and we can see regular Facbook statuses saying that they are watching Premam pirated print at home. The screenshots from pirated prints are spreading and also the clips from the film also spreading through Whatsapp as well which has been taken from the so called leaked out censor copy.
Even after all this the film is doing good business at the cinema halls with good collection each days. Even though the rain and Ramzan month had really made an impact on its collections, specially in the northern parts of Kerala, the film is still going strong everywhere. The piracy issue seems least affected the film’s successful run. The flick had already grossed above 30 crore from Kerala alone and outside Kerala too it is doing fairly good business.
There were reports that the leaking of the censor copy and the spreading of its pirated print has something to do with a film mafia which tries to pull down Nivin Pauly from his rising stardom. But as far as the collection of the film is concerned the calculation of that so called mafia is going wrong all the way as the film still getting good response at box office.
We really don’t know about the authenticity of the so called reports about mafia from Mollywood and it may be just a blank rumour as well.