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Power to ban a film does not lie with the CBFC, govt tells Rajya Sabha

March 31, 2022 4:18 pm

Responding to a query raised in the Rajya Sabha on the number of films banned in India since 2014, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said the CBFC does not have the power to ban a film.

'I wanted FCAT's role enhanced': Former CBFC chairperson Sharmila Tagore, FCAT member Poonam Dhillon on abolition of appeals body

April 08, 2021 6:51 pm

While actor-former CBFC member Sharmila Tagore, filmmaker Kushan Nandy and former FCAT member, actor Poonam Dhillon, believe the abolition of the tribunal will harm filmmakers here on, filmmaker Prakash Jha is all for the change.

'Sad day for cinema': Film Certification Appellate Tribunal abolished, Vishal Bhardwaj, Richa Chadha, Hansal Mehta criticise move

April 08, 2021 12:04 pm

With Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) being abolished, film producers distressed with CBFC not granting them a certificate, will now have to approach the high court directly.

CFBC certificate gets a new look. Here's all that you need to know

January 20, 2020 11:00 am

Prasoon Joshi said the new design of the CBFC certificate underlines the positive, user-friendly and dynamic approach of the Central Board of Film Certification.

CBI books ex-Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson Leela Samson over irregularities

December 14, 2019 12:54 pm

Leela Samson has been booked for alleged "unfruitful expenditure" of Rs 7.02 crore on the renovation of Koothambalam auditorium of Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai.

Subtitles can be added to film when producer tells CBFC, gets it endorsed: Bombay HC

September 26, 2019 1:50 am

The bench said that subtitles can be added (to a film) as long as producers notify the CBFC and it is endorsed by CBFC.

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

August 15, 2019 12:41 am

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

August 06, 2019 9:56 am

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.

More movies undergo CBFC cuts now than five years ago

July 30, 2019 8:19 am

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

July 18, 2019 7:01 am

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.


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

January 09, 2016 10:25 am

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.