In the past few months, films like Udta Punjab, Great Grand Masti and Kabali got leaked online and in order to prevent a similar fate, the makers of upcoming film Dishoom have decided to send the film in an encrypted format to the Censor Board for certification to prevent a leak.
Sources claim that for the first time, a movie will be submitted through a DCP-KDM format, instead of a DVD. DCP or Digital Cinema Package is the digital equivalent of a film print, packaged on a hard-drive for playback on a Digital Cinema server system. A DCP usually arrives at a theatre on a hard-drive or USB flash drive, and is played off the theatre’s Digital Cinema Server on basic verification through a Digital Cinema Projector. A KDM (Key Delivery Message), on the other hand, is a special electronic key that contains a code to ‘unlocks’ an encrypted film. The encryption prevents films from being stolen and duplicated.
Directed by Rohit Dhawan, Dishoom stars John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Akshaye Khanna.