The Islamic-themed film Ada Apa Dengan Dosa, starring Ashraf Muslim, Wanna Ali, Fasha Sandha, Haris Ismail, Adam Corrie and Fauziah Nawi, was made available on Astro First on June 4.
However, according to a report by MStar Online on June 15, some individuals have been sharing the film illegally online.
The Star's Malay language portal quoted the film's producer Datuk Normashayu Puteh. "I am angry and frustrated that certain people are watching the film for free.
"To me, these people who choose to watch the film on their phones are not very smart as we've already provided them a proper platform to watch the movie."
Ada Apa Dengan Dosa was originally scheduled to be released at cinemas on Sept 24. But due to the pandemic and the fact everyone is stuck at home, the production house decided to release it on Astro First for the enjoyment of families together.
Normashayu said during the film's release on June 4: "As a film producer, I do not want to delay a good film, rich with lessons in reaching the public. Mankind today is easily swayed by worldly pleasures and often overlooks their spiritual responsibilities and duties.
"This film is not to judge any part of society, but I hope it touches all who watch.”
Ada Apa Dengan Dosa revolves around a 19-year-old girl who learns that she is born out of wedlock. Adopted by a family overseas, she has been brought up as someone who doesn't believe in God.
Meanwhile, her biological father happens to be a man who's ended his irresponsible ways and has become an ustaz.
Normashayu told MStar: "I have spent so much money to make this film. The public needs to support local productions by watching it legally.
"It only costs RM15 one time. And you can share it with friends and family."
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