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‘Can’t stifle minds of children’: Bombay HC asks CBFC to revisit guidelines

The petitioner had claimed that the CBFC had directed them to delete “certain violent scenes” from the movie, ‘Chidiakhana’, for it to be granted a ‘U’ (Universal) certificate.

Bombay HC asks CBFC to justify U/A certificate to children's film

A bench of justices S C Dharmadhikari and G S Patel were hearing a plea filed by the Children's Film Society India (CFSI), seeking directions to the CBFC tribunal to hear its plea to issue a universal certificate to its film Chidiakhana.

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More movies undergo CBFC cuts now than five years ago

In 2018-19, the Board headed by Prasoon Joshi has asked 67.19 per cent films to delete scenes before getting an exhibition certificate.

Explained: How films are certified, why it causes dispute

Certification— unrestricted public exhibition (U), parental guidance for children below age 12 (U/A), adult (A), or viewing by specialised groups (S) — is decided by the Regional Officer based on reports by Examining Committee members in unanimity or majority.

Bombay HC to CBFC: You will not decide what one wants to watch

The Bombay High Court bench was hearing a petition filed by the Children's Film Society (CFS), India, seeking directions to the CBFC tribunal to hear its plea to issue universal certificate to its film Chidiakhana.

PM Narendra Modi cleared by CBFC with 'U' certificate

PM Narendra Modi, the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will now hit screens on April 11. The Vivek Oberoi starrer faced the ire of opposition parties and was also called a 'propaganda film'.

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For public viewing: ‘Omit shots of Nimmi resting head on breast of Raj Kapoor, amorous gestures’

Now released: Censor board’s orders to filmmakers in early days of Indian cinema

Accidental Prime Minister: Punjabi board moves CBFC against film

Charan Singh Sapra, president of PCHB and former member of legislative council, said the movie was also a violation of Section 295 (A) that pertains to deliberate act to hurt religious sentiments.

Vishal Bhardwaj: Censor board is deaf

Vishal Bhardwaj believes the Central Board of Films Certification pays no heed to the concerns of filmmakers. He feels that they turn a deaf ear to the filmmakers.

Bombay HC directs appellate body to expeditiously hear Pahlaj Nihalani’s appeal

Nihalani, in his petition filed through his lawyer Ashok Saraogi, was seeking direction to quash the November 2, 2016, order of the CBFC and grant necessary certification, either Universal (U) or Universal with Adult (UA), for the film that is produced by Nihalani.

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Opinion | Why Have 63 Children Died At Gorakhpur Government Hospital?

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Although the deaths are being blamed on infections and possible disruption of oxygen supply in the paediatrics ward, the hospital and district administration have dismissed the lack of oxygen supply as a reason for the tragedy. To know more about the story watch out the video.    

Minimal use of `scissors` will be focused on: Shyam Benegal

Mumbai, Jan 09 (ANI): Director and screenwriter Shyam Benegal on Saturday said that the main attempt is to minimize the use of scissors while certifying films, which means the committee, will need to grade films more carefully. He further said that the committee will have to work on the guidelines as India is a complex and diverse society.

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