Once again, Rajinikanth’s undeniable blockbuster prowess shines through his 2023 film, “Jailer,” solidifying his status as Kollywood’s unrivaled box office king. Following closely behind “Ponniyin Selvan 2,” “Jailer” emerges as the year’s most triumphant cinematic venture, amassing an impressive Rs 600 crores in global box office earnings since its August 10, 2023 release. However, an unfortunate incident has marred the film’s journey – its high-definition (HD) version has been illicitly leaked online long before its intended debut on an OTT platform.
Rajinikanth’s 2023 Box Office Triumph and HD Leak Controversy
This incident has left Thalaiva’s fans deeply disappointed and perturbed. Some have pointed fingers at rival actors’ fans, speculating their involvement in this reprehensible act. Despite this setback, the movie continues to maintain steady box office performance, and fans have united in urging the public to reject piracy.
A Plea from Theatre Owners Regarding the “Jailer” HD Leak: The leak of “Jailer’s” high-definition version has left theatre owners disheartened. Rhevanth Charan, the director of Chennai’s Rohini Silver Screens, took to social media to implore fans not to spread or view the leaked content. His message resonated, stating, “I kindly request fans to abstain from circulating any form of HD content from the movie #Jailer on social media, and to allow others to experience it in its intended cinematic form. Let’s unanimously reject piracy at all costs.” The decision to introduce “Jailer” on their OTT platform, SunNXT, now rests with the film’s producers, Sun Pictures.
Rejecting “Jailer” HD Leak and Upholding Cinematic Integrity
Rivalry Allegations Amid Rajinikanth Fans: Dismayed Rajinikanth followers have not shied away from casting blame, with some accusing supporters of other prominent actors like Thalapathy Vijay, Ajith, and Allu Arjun for the premature HD leak of “Jailer.” The ongoing rivalry among South Indian cinema fans is no secret and has, at times, taken an unsavory turn, as expressed on social media platforms.
About “Jailer” and Upcoming Endeavors: Crafted by filmmaker Nelson Dilipkumar, “Jailer” features Rajinikanth in the role of the former jailer, Tiger Muthuvel Pandian. The movie’s ensemble cast also includes luminaries like Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, Vinayakan, Yogi Babu, and Mirnaa Menon. “Jailer” proudly showcases explosive cameos by renowned figures Mohanlal, Shiva Rajkumar, and Jackie Shroff. Despite the piracy incident, Nelson Dilipkumar is charting a broader vision for the film, with plans for “Matthew,” featuring Mohanlal, already underway.