X Videos (film)

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The poster features lead actress of the film laid on the red carpet in a crouched position and wearing a black gown. The title appears at bottom in Tamil script.
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySajo Sundar
Written bySajo Sundar
Based onHome-made and hidden-cam pornography
Starring
  • Akruti Singh
  • Riyamikka
  • Abhenav Mahajit
  • Praboojit
  • Shan
Music byJohan
Edited byK. Anandha Lingakumar
Production
company
Colour Shadows Entertainment
Release date
  • 1 June 2018 (2018-06-01) (Tamil)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryIndia
Language

X Videos (also designated as X-Videos) is a 2018 Indian Tamil cyber crime thriller drama film directed by Sajo Sundar, which is also his directorial debut. Inspired by the real life hidden-cam pornography cases, the film depicts social awareness and cautions against such dirty works.[1] It was released on 1 June 2018 in Tamil. Based on its content and subject, the film was given an A certificate.[2][3][4]

Cast[edit]

  • Akruti Singh
  • Riyamikka
  • Shan
  • Ajayraj
  • Abhenav Mahajit
  • Arjun
  • Praboojit
  • Nijay as Daniel

Production[edit]

This movie is the first production of Colour Shadows Entertainment and this production unit is a result of like minded friends coming together, to produce social awareness films and handle controversial subjects.[citation needed]

Conception[edit]

The film's idea was conceived by the director Sajo Sundar when one day he found a video clip on the internet which featured his close friend's wife fully naked. Shocked by this incident he further researched about the world of hidden camera pornography and discovered that there were many more of such cases, sometimes that had led to the suicide of the affected person. He decided to direct a social awareness movie which would warn men and women about the risk of saving their personal videos on their mobiles.[5][6][7] He wanted to reveal the mafia behind such crimes and how they made money in crores by doing so.[6][7]

Plot[edit]

Manoj a journalist sets on to find out an answer for the question "Is there any use of Porn industry to the Country? Manoj tries to find out the opinion of the common people on Porn websites,he ends up in a big jolt and shock about his findings. In this research, he happens to see his friend Ankith wife’s naked video on a pornographic website. When Manoj shares this information, Ankith kills himself in shame. Manoj begins his secret investigation, on how could a personal video get posted online. Along with Daniel, his fellow journalist and his buddy Sub-Inspector Imran he gets deep into this. In this investigation, they find out it was Vikram and his associates who operate the porn websites and their various ways and means of collecting the videos. Though Manoj writes about Vikram in his magazine with proper evidence, Vikram escapes with an anticipatory bail. How Manoj and Imran traps Vikarm and does Vikram and his associates get caught and brought to justice forms the rest of the story.

Filming[edit]

The film was shot in Tamil and Hindi simultaneously. [5]

Marketing[edit]

Poster of the film was revealed in October 2017 and its trailer was released on 11 May 2018 on YouTube.[7] After the trailer release, director and the crew received numerous messages and phone calls sharing experiences on the menace of porn sites.

Reception[edit]

The film was well-received for its clean content, loud and clear concept. And also noted for the director's bold initiative of having a crew of new faces who has handled complex scenes with ease. This movie definitely achieved success to warn and alert those who have the habit of taking, watching or saving nude/personal videos on their cell phones and computers. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "எக்ஸ் வீடியோ-வுக்கு தணிக்கை குழு பாராட்டு" [Auditing Committee appreciation for X Videos]. Dinamalar (in Tamil). 7 March 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ Jeyya, Siby (9 March 2018). "We Ain't Kidding - Censor Board Appreciated XVIDEOS". India Herald. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ Selvaraj, Vignesh (12 February 2018). "'எக்ஸ் வீடியோஸ்' படத்துக்கு 'ஏ' சர்ட்டிஃபிகேட்!" ['A' Certificate to 'X Videos']. FiLMiBEAT (in Tamil). Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ Subramaniam, Anupama (11 February 2018). "Social awareness film on porn videos gets 'A'". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b Singh, Mohnish (10 August 2017). "The Filmmaker Sajo Sundar Interview: I'll donate the profit of my film 'X-Videos' to government schools to make toilets for girls!". BollywoodMDB.com. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b Subramaniam, Anupama (14 August 2017). "An awareness film on porn videos". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "X Videos is Not a Porn Movie But Awareness Film About Porn Videos". India.com. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  8. ^ Lakshmi, V. (1 June 2018). "X VIDEOS MOVIE REVIEW". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2018.