Premam Row: Anti-piracy Cell Examines Editing Studio of Puthran

Anti-Piracy Cell DySP M Iqbal said the agency first recorded the statement of Alphonse. Later, the team examined the rushes and the copied edited at the studio. 

Published: 09th July 2015 04:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2015 08:23 AM   |  A+A-

Premam

KOCHI: The Anti-Piracy Cell of the Kerala Police, which is probing leakage of the ‘censor’ copy of Malayalam film ‘Premam’, on Wednesday conducted inspection at the residence-cum-editing studio of the director of the film in Aluva. At director Alphonse Puthran’s house, the probe team examined the rushes of the movie that were edited at the studio there.

Premam.jpgAnti-Piracy Cell DySP M Iqbal said the agency first recorded the statement of Alphonse. Later, the team examined the rushes and the copied edited at the studio.  The inspection continued until night, and the investigators also quizzed some of the staff of the studio.

“We examined the rushes of the movie that were available at the edition studio as  the complainant claims that it was the censor copy of the film that was leaked. The statement of Alphonse has been recorded. He deposed that he was unaware of the leakage of pre-censor copy. Further investigation is required to find out the source from where the the movie was leaked,” he added.

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The Anti-Piracy Cell the other day had arrested three youths hailing from Peroor in Kollam, in connection with the incident.

The clippings uploaded by the youths had around 1.5 lakh downloads.

The investigation was launched based on a complaint filed by Anwar Rasheed, producer of Premam, which has been running full house in theatres across the State.

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