AACT raid unearths pirated discs worth Rs 4.2 mn

MUMBAI: A week after launching its new toll-free number, Alliance Against Copyright Theft (AACT) continued its efforts to curb and eradicate piracy.

Along with various enforcement agencies and local police, AACT conducted raids across Mumbai and Gujarat that led to the seizure of close to 42,000 pirated discs estimated to cost over Rs 4.2 million.

A joint team from AA Khan and Associates and PI Waagh from Rabodi Police station raided a warehouse at Thane Rabodi area, near Hakkani Masjid.

During the operation close to 23,500 discs were seized with more than 2,000 DVDs of the Imran Khan Sonam Kapoor starrer I hate Luv Storys along with those of Rajneeti, Raavan, Housefull, Krantiveer.

In other joint raids conducted across Mumbai by enforcement agencies and local police, 5,500 pirated discs were seized near Andheri Station (west). Three raids were conducted near Bandra Talao including a raid on a small warehouse near a Pan Bakda stall where a total of 2,270 pirated DVDs of films like Toy Story 3, Rajneeti and Kites were seized.

Similarly a raid in Pali Naka in Khar unearthed about 1350 pirated DVDs of films like Toy Story 3, Harry Potter 7 along with Ravaan and Rajneeti.

In Gujarat, a joint operation by Ahmedabad Crime Branch conducted at Godasar raided a private premise where newly released DVDs were being duplicated. The police arrested one person and seized 12 DVD writers, 300 blanks, 700 DVD’s including prints of films like Raavan, Rajneeti and Kites among others.

Latest Reads
Jio MAMI: Royal Stag Barrel joins Star to promote short films

The Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star has managed to involve Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films to provide a platform within the short films category.

Movies Hindi
India against obstructing Fawad film; Maharashtra assures 'protection'

Even as PEMRA's ban on Indian content looms, the Indian Government has made it clear that it will not create any impediment for the release of producer-director Karan Johar’s 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, among others.

Movies Hindi
'Thithi' to open Dharmashala fest; to screen 45 features and shorts

A total of 45 features and shorts are to screened at the fifth Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) to be held from 3 to 6 November.

Movies Hindi
New films: The business of a few lakhs

The dull pre-Diwali period has taken its toll. The films released recently as well as last Friday have fallen like nine pins. Some of these have been forced to commit hara-kiri as they would not be able to get playtime at the cinemas in peak period when the flow of star cast films is regular. The...

Movies Hindi
Bollywood supports Govt's Pak policy; pleads for ongoing projects

NEW DELHI: The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd today expressed “genuine concern of all those film producers who have invested heavily in films featuring artistes from across the border.” Even as it expressed unflinching support to the Central Government and solidarity with the...

Movies Hindi
MotuPatlu: King Of Kings (3D).......Kid stuff

MotuPatlu: King Of Kings (3D) is India’s own homebred animation film featuring characters of the popular Hindi comic strip of the same name that features in Lot Pot magazine.

Movies Hindi
Competitive short film fest to coincide with Risk Development meet

NEW DELHI: A short films competition on the theme of Risk Sensitive Development for Community Resilience will be organised at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 being held here.

Movies Short Films
Artificial intelligence powers movie streaming aggregator Flickstree

MUMBAI: People decide to watch a movie online and are happy to spend some valuable time. Happy time with your friends, your partner or may be alone. For sure, it sounds fun! After all, who doesn’t like to binge on great films?

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
No trick in the book worked on screen

The week’s major release, Mirzya, seems to have started on a wrong note in that, the posters designs as well as promos of the film did not quite manage to raise curiosity. If at all, they gave out a sort of negative vibes about the film. That the Navratri festival and the pre-Diwali period are...

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories