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‘Velaiilla Pattadhari 2’ (VIP 2) leaked online, full movie available for download: Box Office collection to be hit by priacy

'VIP 2' is directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth and is the sequel to 2014 'Velaiilla Pattadhari'

Velaiilla Pattadhari (VIP 2) starring Kajol and Dhanush has been doing well at the box-office, but seems to have been hit by piracy now

‘Velaiilla Pattadhari 2’ (VIP 2) which released this Friday has been dominating the Tamil film box-office, but it is hit by piracy which will incur loss on the collection!

VIP 2 starring Dhanush, Kajol and Amala Paul and directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth opened to mixed reviews by critics but the theatre occupancy was high and the film is supposed to be a hit at the box office. It is estimated that the film earned Rs 5.75 crore on the opening day. Sreedhar Pillai, a trade analyst expressed his opinion on Twitter and wrote, “@dhanushkraja’s #VIP2 takes a good opening TN grosses Rs 5.75 Cr (approx) day 1. Trade sources indicate 27-30 Cr in 1st week due 2 holidays.”

Dhanush-Kajol
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While the film is running successfully in the box office, an impending danger is haunting its success. Like many other high profile films, Dhanush’s ‘Velaiilla Patthadhari 2’ (VIP 2) has been hit by piracy. The full film is available online on different websites for download and watching purposes. While some of them are turning out to be hoax websites, some actually are hosting the ‘full film’ in different qualities.

Although there have been strict policies and measures to ensure that no piracy occurs, the film industry all over India and the world is being plagued by piracy. Some films are pirated online even before their release like ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ which have been made available online for free in HD qualities and the links have been shared online to facilitate growing interest.

Dhanush-Kajol
Credit: twitter.com

Some other films have been pirated in poor quality after its release mostly through recording of screenings at the theatres. Recently, ‘Vikram Vedha’ and ‘Meesaya Murukku’ were also made available online which affected their collections.

While the filmmakers are fighting against this injustice, there seems to be no immediate solution to the problem of piracy that they face.

‘Velaiilla Pattadhari’ (VIP 2) which brings back to the screen the character of Raghuvaran from VIP is being compared to the first part which is already affecting its critical reception. But with the piracy, even the box office collection would be affected.

The film is to be released in Hindi and Telugu on August 18.

Here’s the trailer for the film,

 

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