Now Available: Kashyap’s Paanch for download on torrent sites!
Posted December 11, 2009on:
By AMUL SHARMA (Mid-Day; December 11, 2009)
Original uploader claims director Anurag Kashyap himself leaked the copy
Director Anurag Kayshap’s debut film Paanch has finally released — thanks to online piracy! A relatively good print of the film popped up on various torrent sites on December 9.
The completed film was due for release in the summer of 2003 but it never did, due to the various problems the censor board had with several scenes in the film. The young (at the time) and somewhat arrogant Anurag Kashyap wanted no compromises on his film and refused to make the cuts needed to be able to release the film. Till date, Paanch lies wasting away in cans, shelved.
|Tejaswani Kolhapure and Kay Kay Menon in Paanch|
Since then, Kashyap has released several films including Gulaal (which was stuck for the longest time) with the help of Zee Telefilms. The status quo of Paanch was never discusssed. Tutu Sharma produced the film and after the film’s non-release, kept his silence.
The film has now sprung up on several video download sites where the 700 MB version of the film is available for free download. What’s quite unprecedented is the claim the film’s original uploader makes: that Kashyap himself gave a copy of the film. He writes on his blog:’Source Credits — goes to the director of the movie and a special thanks to him for leaking a preview copy on the net, Pirates Salute.’