Singer-composer Zubeen Garg, who is also a prolific actor and a seasoned director, has appealed his fans, friends and well-wishers to lodge a complaint with YouTube for stopping the streaming of Kanchanjangha and Mission China– the two popular Assamese movies made by the musician himself.
Mission China was released in 2017 and it was loved and adored by the cine-goers of the state.
On the other hand, Kanchanjangha went on to become the highest-grossing Assamese movie of all time in 2019 before it was replaced by Jatin Bora starrer Ratnakar.
With COVID-19 pandemic hitting the entertainment industry across the country severely, there has been no new release in Assam since December 2019.
With Kanchanjangha and Ratnakar setting the Box Office on fire it was hoped that the Assamese film industry would finally move towards a new direction and people would throng into the theatres in large numbers.
However, owing to the anti CAA protests, the theatres remained closed for the most part of December and filmmakers announced of postponing the release of their movies in the wake of the raging protests.
And as things were turning normal, there was this outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and everything was thrown out of place.
In May-June, keeping in mind the lack of Assamese entertainment content online, NK Bigstar app was launched and since then people have been enjoying a lot of old and new Assamese movies online.
Kanchanjangha and Mission China were recently added to the NK Bigstar.
However, someone recorded these movies and uploaded it on their personal YouTube channels, thereby affecting the business of the OTT platform.
Zubeen Garg has thus appealed all to report such activities so that the two movies are taken off YouTube.
“It’s a request from me.all my comrades they shud report to stop mission china n Kanchanjangha showing on YouTube .all comrades report in YouTube n stop it please,” Garg tweeted.
It’s a request from me.all my comrades they shud report to stop mission china n Kanchanjangha showing on YouTube .all comrades report in YouTube n stop it please pic.twitter.com/XspYEmnWyW
— Zubeen Garg (@zubeengarg1) October 28, 2020
It may be mentioned here that this is not for the first time that an Assamese movie has been found streaming on YouTube without the makers’ consent.
In 2017, Local Kung Fu 2 was also uploaded on YouTube, which was later taken off after constant and repeated complaints.
Zubeen Garg will next be seen in Zulu and Oghaitong.