Both these things are super exciting!!! Who would not want to watch Tiger Shroff “sing” a new “song” in a weird video? And who would not be excited about copyright cases?
Tiger video!!! Tiger video!!!! My first thought, why is it in English? His steady fanbase is Hindi speaking young men. Is it because English is sexy/cool so an English Song is cooler even if you can’t understand it?
Next thought, I really really hate the bootcut pants with side stripe, jacket, no shirt look. I keep thinking he is wearing gym pants with a formal jacket and it confuses me.
Next thought, I still don’t think he is that good of a dancer. He’s athletic, sure, but I just don’t have that fun feeling with him, it’s more like dance is a job
Final thought, his pectoral muscles are strangely mesmerizing and terrifying at the same time.
And also, COPYRIGHT LAW CASE!!!! WOO-HOO!
I am excited about the content of this story, and I am also excited that FINALLY something real is being reported instead of a series of “shocking news story!” “oh wait, SHOCKING FALSE NEWS STORY”.
The Zanjeer boys, sons of the original producer, are litigious and hard driving and I love them. I mean, someone has to be, or else nothing will ever change. There was already a whole court case about the Zanjeer remake with Priyanka, and now they are pushing back against a local satellite channel that played the film without permission. (story here: https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/zanjeer-copyright-case-probed-crime-intelligence-unit-mumbai-police/)
This is a whole thing. There was someone who had a copy of the film, who illegally gave it to the channel, there was someone who forged all the paperwork, there was lots of people who profited from it. It’s not just one rebel, or one confused person who doesn’t understand the law.
What is awesome to me about this story is simply that the law is being enforced. The Indian film industries have struggled for years largely because the laws that existed simply were not enforced. Employment contracts were meaningless, actors and other artists would not get paid and no court cared. Theaters would show the movie so long as they could get a copy of the film and didn’t worry too much about where the copy came from. And of course cassette tapes, and then VHS and DVDs were a joke in terms of rights.
It’s a big knot, if rights and laws are not enforced, then it makes it almost impossible for people to make a profit when doing things legally, which means they don’t bother, which illegal means are the only option. That’s why we at DCIB are so devoted to einthusan. If a filmmaker cannot find a legal way to sell their streaming rights, because the legal services just don’t see a profit if they are competing with illegal services, than all that is left is the illegal options. But if the copyright laws are respected and enforced, then suddenly it becomes viable for legal sources to work in legal ways.
This story is about Zanjeer and the Zanjeer Boys pushing against one regional TV channel. But the bigger story is that the crime branch is taking them seriously and treating this as the actual crime that it is. They are exploring the channel who bought it, the broker who faked the documents, the person who had the film reel, all of it along the chain. And if they really stick with this, if these folks end up in jail, that sends a message to everyone else in the industry that the authorities are not turning a blind eye any more and you had best change your ways.