Is it illegal?
Tamilrockers.com is an illegal site. It was offering users to download the most recent films and tv shows. Films from Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bollywood film industries were easily downloaded in SD/HD formats. Tamilrockers is a blocked site now because movies via Torrent sites are illegal. Hence it is illegal to upload any movie or TV shows on this website. Therefore the government bans it’s working URL when they find such sites.
What Is Tamilrockers
The site is well known among south Indian film fans. It was a desi (South Asian) adaptation of the globally infamous Pirate Bay from where one can download for the most part of South Indian films and other stuff for nothing by using torrent. Many well-known Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu and other language films were leaked to the site.
The developers of the site have been known to copy the films from few sources and local cinemas, straight after the film is open in theatres.
The site is supposed to be very similar to globally known Torrent Bay sites, from where individuals could download any film, be it Hollywood, Bollywood, or local languages.
The Tamilrockers was started in 2011 by three men, who were later arrested in 2018. Despite the fact that the site was established in India, sources state that the site had donors from over the globe. The films on the site were uploaded by the donors after the film print was recorded from any nearby theatre.
As per our research shows that in excess of 19 % of the South Asian population is known to stream content online illegally through torrent sites. This demonstrated that there was a huge market for TamilRockers. The Government of India has blocked access to this site when it was flagged up and raised by film producers and local tv drama makers.
Some of the films that were leaked by TamilRockers days after their release were:
- Super 30,
- Article 15,
- Uri: The Surgical Strike,
- Kabir Singh,
- and the most grosing earning film of 2019, Avengers: Endgame.
Despite the fact that the URL is now blocked by the government. Tamilrockers can perhaps still be accessed by proxy websites.