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Saturday, December 07, 2019



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.

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

July 06, 2019 10:19 am

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

April 10, 2019 9:33 am

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'.

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

April 04, 2019 8:01 am

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

Accidental Prime Minister: Punjabi board moves CBFC against film

December 29, 2018 1:10 am

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

November 24, 2018 6:04 pm

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.


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.