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Madras High Court orders blocking of 12,000 websites to prevent piracy of ‘2Point0’.

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Yes! Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ released yesterday. The magnum opus (directed by Shankar) has generated tremendous buzz and lots of excitement. The film has been made on a mammoth budget (close to Rs 550 crore). And when you have Rajini appearing on screen, all hell breaks loose.

Now, according to reports, Madras High Court has ordered blocking of 12,000 websites in order to prevent piracy of the movie. As per a report in Live Mint, the Madras High Court has directed 37 internet service providers (ISPs) to block over 12,000 websites that exhibit pirated versions of Tamil movies.

The list includes more than 2,000 websites operated by ‘Tamil Rockers’. Justice M Sundar passed the order on Wednesday while allowing a plea moved by Lyca Productions Private Limited, who are the producers of ‘2.0’.

Lyca’s Counsel Vijayan Subramanian produced an extensive list of 12,564 illegal websites and urged the honourable court to stop the menace of piracy. The malaise of piracy has hit many films in the recent past and it totally destroys the filmmaker’s product. It also ruins the experience for the audience as well. Recently, we had the example of Aamir Khan Starrer ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ getting hit with reports of piracy.

The official trailer of ‘2.0’, published on YouTube, has already surpassed 13,089,498 views, the counsel said. ‘2.0’ sees Akshay Kumar playing the role of a villain and he is fighting superstar Rajinikanth. The film also stars Amy Jackson.

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