Tamilrockers is a piracy website founded in 2011, notorious for their aggressive distribution of movies on release day. They initially started their website with youtube videos and video songs of Tamil movies for download. But as they became popular, they started providing latest movies for download. They had an official Twitter account for several years which helped them reach more audience. Although named after Tamil cinema (Kollywood), Tamilrockers releases Telugu movies, Bollywood movies and Hollywood films as well. They were the only source of dubbed Hollywood movies for several years before other websites took over. Apart from movies, they share television shows, music videos, teasers and trailers of movies. Tamilrockers website shares latest Telugu movies online through magnet links and torrent files, which let users download files using peer-to-peer network. Almost all internet service providers in India blocked access to Tamilrockers website but they continue to operate using new domains.
The website operates through offshore hosting and outsourced piracy distribution. So, they only share content while several other groups supply them pirated material for a price. They record movies mostly from Chennai using handy-cams on morning show and send the raw footage to Tamilrockers team, who encode, watermark and distribute the movies through their website. The people who record the film send it to multiple torrent sites like Movierulz, TamilMV, TodayPK and Jio rockers. The entire process involves 2-3 groups of people operating either at individual level or through an organization. However, there is no direct communication between them and they process payments through third-party accounts. Whether the theater owners and film distributors involved is debatable. The anti-piracy cell managed to track down and arrest a few people involved in the chain but the site continues to operate. Click here for Tamilrockers website.
Movierulz is a piracy website which is equally popular like Tamilrockers. It is relatively old website and spread under the carpet without drawing too much attention. So, some people argue that it has more audience when compared to other piracy sites like Tamilrockers, TodayPK, TamilMV and Jio rockers. The one thing that separates Movierulz from other sites is that they distribute HD movies for download as soon as they are available. However, the cam prints and DVD-scr prints attracts more users. They too offer Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English movies. The operation of Movierulz is similar to Tamilrockers as it gets pirated films through a common service provider. However, they maintain low profile and avoid social media presence to stay away from the radar of Government. So, in spite of heavy traffic, the authorities rarely target their website. Click here for Movierulz website.
9xrockers is a public torrent website with dedicated users. The site offers Telugu movies, Tamil movies, Bollywood movies and Hollywood movies. Since several Indian and foreign movies can be downloaded from the site, it is quite popular. The site took a hit when anti-piracy cell tracked down Tamilrockers and the site admins temporarily shut down. But they remained inactive due to the strict actions against the piracy websites.
6. Jio rockers:
Jio rockers is a public torrent website which facilitates illegal file sharing. They are named after popular Reliance Jio network which resulted in a boom of piracy industry. They distribute Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi movies. Apart from file sharing, they update about the movie releases and events. They have well-organized categories to attract more users. Jio rockers also shares latest Telugu movies online but they are not popular like several others in the list. Click here for Jio rockers website.