Basically, Tamilrockers website is a movie downloading portal that leaks latest released movies online and earns a lot of profit out of it.
There is a huge group operating undercover to upload Tamil movies as well as Hindi movies online and making lots of losses for the filmmakers.
The story of tamilrockers website started back in 2011, at this point of time tamilrockers was a bootleg recording network. But later on, this company started to upload pirated copies of Indian and Hollywood movies.
The recording network suddenly converted into a public torrent website that used to provide the pirated copies of Indian films in addition to Hollywood movies dubbed into regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi along with the original English audio.
The cyber cell is active on this group and banned almost all of their domains extensions, but tamilrockers is coming with new domain extensions to leak the movies. Till date, this group has used more than hundreds of new domain name to host their website.
The domains used by the Tamilrockers site recently are:
- Tamilrockers .cc (From Mar 7)
- Tamilrockers .to (From Apr 20)
- Tamilrockers .be (From Jul 6)
- Tamilrockers .pm (From Jul 28)
- Tamilrockers .ws (From Aug 11)
- Tamilrockers .lu (From Sep 6)
- Tamilrockers .la (From Sep 27)
- Tamilrockers .ac (From Nov 25)
Other domains reportedly used by Tamilrockers site are:
- tamilrockers .by
- tamilrockers .hn
- tamilrockers .cl
- tamilrockers .mu
- tamilrockers .ph
- tamilrockers .gd
- tamilrockers . vc
- tamilrockers. gy
- tamilrockers .cl
- tamilrockers . gs
- Tamilrockers .li
- Tamilrockers .st
- Tamilrockers .ro
- Tamilrockers .ax
- tamilrockers-s. co
- Tamilrockers .tv
- Tamilrockers .com
- Tamilrockers .net
On March 15, 2018, three men said to be behind the site were arrested. One of the men was believed to be the site administrator.
After the leak of Tamil movie ‘Kaala’ on the day of its release, the anti-piracy cell has now announced that they have successfully suspended the account of the website. The twitter handle of the anti-piracy cell tweeted “Tfpc antipiracy cell has suspended http://tamilrockers.gs and http://tamilrage.eu. #killpiracy #saynotopiracy”.
Despite strict laws, film piracy is still prevalent due to websites like Tamilrockers. Tamilrockers keeps changing its domain name, making it difficult to track them.
In the recent past, Tamilrockers has leaked movies like Sathru, Badla, Captain Marvel, Thadam, 90 ml, Luka Chuppi, Kanne Kalaimaane Pettikadai, and Total Dhamaal among others.