'Vishwaroopam' a virtual hit as online downloads soar

By Hindustan Times

Even as Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's bilingual spy thriller Vishwaroopam faced a ban after complaints from some Muslim groups, but in the virtual world the film is finding a lot of takers.

Online downloads and online views for the film's Tamil and Telugu versions have soared
since its release on January 25.

Even as doubts persist over the mass release of the film fans have turned to pirated versions to quench their thirst for entertainment.

website thepiratebay had already given away the film to 397 takers while another 111 were seeking it at the time of going to press. Online movie watching website teentz.com has around 12,168 views so far.

"After hearing so much controversy about the movie and not fi