Because watchalongs (or "chat cinema," if you're one of the swarm of German-speaking fans) are always mega-fun and because I want to do everything I can to encourage good digital access to and distribution of Indian films, a few of us on twitter got together to organize a massive watchalong of Striker next Sunday, February 7, at 12 noon CST (that's 1:00 pm for North America EST, 18:00 for the UK, 19:00 for Europe, etc). From the sources I've been able to locate, like this article on Masala.com, Striker will release digitally worldwide from Studio 18's youtube channel as it opens in cinemas in India. Subtitled versions will be available free most places; US viewers will be charged $5. A very, very reasonable price for a legal, high-quality, timely feature film, I say! Let's let filmmakers and distributors know they can count on us to compensate them for good stuff!
To join in, send me your google chat ID. If someone knows of a very easy-to-use chat room or something like that, let me know - that could work even better. If I can find out more information about how the youtube release works, I'll post it here. I recommend staying tuned to Siddharth's twitter feed.
If the thought of watching along with a merry international crew of bloggers doesn't tempt you, how about noting that Siddharth seemed to hint on twitter that he might join in (in addition to approving of the idea)?