A torrent site that’s trying to make a splash in the Indian film industry by offering a service that will allow people to download movies offline is going to hit a milestone today, but there are still some hurdles to clear before it becomes a real contender.
The site has been in the news in recent days as torrent users began downloading films and other content illegally via its torrent-sharing platform.
While the site has had to face off with the Indian government, many movie fans have welcomed the service, hoping that it could help it reach the 300,001 download threshold that the government had set for downloading films online.
The website, which is called beshamar, will be available on the BitTorrent network from Tuesday, and users will be able to share and download movies directly from the site.
The torrent site has already been credited with helping a number of movies hit the top 50 downloaders list in India.
Torrent sites like the One Gajillion, the Pirate Bay and The Pirate Bay Torrent Tracker have all been credited in the last few months with helping people download movies illegally.
The Indian government is yet to provide an official timeline for when the site will reach its goal of reaching 300,0000 downloads per day, but TorrentFreak has learnt that the site is already gaining traction among Indian movie lovers.
The service will be launched on the day that the Indian Government’s decision to grant licenses to torrent sites was announced on April 6, the same day as the first trailer for the blockbuster film “Besharam” was released online.
However, TorrentFreaks has learned that the company has not yet had an official meeting with the Government, and is waiting for a response.
A large number of users are using the torrent site as an alternative to downloading content from streaming services, which are often blocked in India due to censorship and copyright infringement laws.
While this might be an effective solution for people in India who are still using their local internet providers, some users have also expressed concerns that the service will also allow people with limited access to the internet to share content.
“A lot of people in my country are very happy with the site, but people in other countries are not,” one user, who asked not to be named, told TorrentFreaky.
“This could lead to more illegal downloading, as the site would give people access to all of the films without having to pay anything.”
The site is available for download for about $10.
The Besharam Movie is one of several films that will be released on May 12.
The film, directed by Bhaskar Nayak, is set in a fictional country where a boy and his friend travel to India to see a film that has a large fan following.