Such films in Telugu Cinema are many. Let us go through few films that were partly or completely got leaked even before its original release and still managed to become a hit.
- Shankar Dada MBBS (2004):
Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s much appreciated ‘Shankar Dada MBBS’ is directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee. This film is a remake of Bollywood super hit film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. This film was leaked even before its release in theatres.
Even though the film got leaked before release, it still managed to become a blockbuster post release.
- Maghadeera (2009):
S.S.Rajamouli’s socio-fantasy film Magadheera is all praised for its story narration and visual effects. This film that broke all the records till then in Telugu Cinema was also a victim for leaks. The film in its initial stage saw few photographs and small video clips being leaked. The makers of the film thought that such leaked parts may affect the final output of the film. But, Magadheera stood quite opposite to what they thought and registered a huge hit.
- Attarintiki Daredi(2013):
Power star Pawan Kalyan’s much talked about film “Attarintiki Daredi” was leaked online before the official release. Directed by Trivikram and featuring Samantha in the lead role, Attarintiki Daredi first half was leaked online many days before its official release. However, the film did well at the box office, and the performance by Pawan Kalyan was much appreciated.
- Baahubali (2015):
Another S.S.Rajamouli’s film “Baahubali” saw a 12-minute leak of the film. In this leak, there were few action scenes in which Prabhas and Rana were seen in a war sequence. In spite of the particular video leak, the very same scene in the film was appreciated after its release. “Baahubali” is now one of the India’s biggest blockbuster films.
These were few films that got leaked even before the original film released and still managed to become super hits at the box-office.