’3 Idiots’ Movie to Be Available On YouTube: Google Gets Into Pay-Per-Download Business

‘3 Idiots’ Movie to Be Available On YouTube: Google Gets Into Pay-Per-Download Business

In a move that will surprise many, the producer of the Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’ has announced that, the movie will be legally available on YouTube within 12 weeks of its release.


Vidhu Vinod Chopra – the producer of the movie, hopes this will help in countering piracy. “I’m providing this facility for those who can’t see it on big screen and watch pirated movies. I just want them to discourage pirated prints. They just need to wait for 12 weeks and after that they can legally download the movie and watch it,” said Chopra.

Viewers will also be able to download the entire film from YouTube for a certain fee. Although the amount hasn’t been disclosed yet, this is probably the first time where YouTube would be legally allowing video downloads. ‘3 Idiots’ will signal Google’s entry into the pay-per-download business.

Indian film-makers have been trying various avenues in a bid to tackle rampant piracy. Earlier this year, movies like ‘Kaminey’ and What’s Your Raashee’ premiered on DTH (direct to home) services, within a month of their theatrical releases. In a sense, Vidhu Vinod Chopra isn’t doing anything radical. But, with a low broadband penetration it will be interesting to see how profitable this experiment will turn out to be.

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  • 3-idiots movie is really so nice and comedy. I also wish more indian movies to be available on YOuTube.

  • Thats great. Hope more hindi movies will be added in youtube

  • yogesh

    best movie that i have ever seen in my life


    best film which gives us a message

  • ramlah darwis

    i think that this is the first extraordinary film that i ever seen.it’s try to open human eyes about something that certain people do not realize.knowledge is something that should make us happy,not make us stress and afraid……,i have some suggestions,,so tht to decrease the path of exposure of body (sexy)to the watcher.

  • barbie95

    what e very best movies that i had seen ever after. well, i’m not bored to watch it many time because it was a very best movies. it showing as sadness, happiness, and a lot more experience that they had through when they were in ICE. But the important one was there kindness of friendship.

  • toufik

    i like it

  • yudi caro

    I loved that movie and more for its content about students who gives it all to make your career, it’s beautiful

  • The 3 idiots movie is hilarious! Glad its getting more publicity.

  • Sobral

    simply extraordinary


    I have a also idiots they are all my friends Bijal,hemu,Rinkal

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