Akshaye Khanna’s new courtroom drama Section 375 -- which looks at sexual violence against women and related laws in India -- has been made available online for free download and streaming by Tamilrockers. The film piracy website was banned by an Indian high court, earlier this year, but continues to operate by changing domain extensions and working through proxy servers. The site has leaked many big movies, in various languages, and also uploads television shows.
Tamilrockers has now uploaded Section 375, a movie helmed by Ajal Bahl, which has been inspired by real-life cases. It features Akshaye as Tarun Saluja, one of the best criminal lawyers in the country and Richa Chadha as Hiral Gandhi, a public prosecutor, and their court proceedings revolve around a rape case. The film also stars Meera Chopra, Rahul Bhat and Kruttika Desai in critical roles.
Section 375 has received some good reviews from movie critics but experienced a slow start at the box office, earning around INR 1.45 crore, but as per reports, its collections picked up on Saturday. A review in The National called the film “a gripping ride” which “keeps viewers engrossed in a courtroom drama as two lawyers debate a high-profile and highly-publicised rape case.” The Indian Express gave it three stars and called it a “timely” film (because of the recent #MeToo movement), adding tht iwas a “solid courtroom drama, with good performances all round, which keeps us engaged right through, even through some of the film’s hiccups.” Akshaye Khanna -- who took a break from films between 2012-2016, then made his comeback with Dishoom and was last seen as Sanjaya Baru in The Accidental Prime Minister -- has been praised for his intense performance as a practical lawyer, who believes in the business of law rather than justice.