Central Board of Film Certification

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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.

You won’t decide what one wants to watch: Bombay HC to CBFC

Chidiakhana tells the story of a boy from Bihar, who moves to Mumbai to pursue his dream of playing football.

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PAC wants fimmakers to self-certify movies while applying to CBFC

The PAC has recommended that if CBFC does not agree with the certification that has been asked for by the filmmaker, it can be referred to a “Film Certification Jury”.

Mumbai: Censor board orders cuts in his film, Pahlaj Nihalani moves High Court

Nihalani contended that as per the prevailing system, after the screening of a film, if any portion is found objectionable, the producer is given all opportunities to put forth his case and justify the scene and/or dialogue.

Good intent is the best beginning, says new CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi said that he hopes to make a positive difference with the guidance and support of respected minds. Members of the reconstituted Censor Board also include Vidya Balan, Vivek Agnihotri and Gautami Tadimalla among others.

Pahlaj Nihalani explains cuts in Amartya Sen documentary

A documentary on Amartya Sen called The Argumentative Indian by award winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh has been ordered to mute several words like cow, Gujarat, Hindu India and Hindutva by Central Board of Film Certification led by Pahlaj Nihalani who wants Ghosh to calm down.

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Indu Sarkar receives 14 cuts by CBFC, Madhur Bhandarkar appalled

Madhur Bhandarkar directorial Indu Sarkar aims to tell the story of the infamous Emergency period. It stars Pink actor Kirti Kulhari in the lead role, while Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher play the supporting roles. It has drawn controversy after Congress asked it to be screened before them.

How CBFC has maintained its status as the Central Board of Double Standards

The argument that certain films are 'un-Indian' due to the nature of their explicit content, has been resurrected from time to time depending on the ruling political government.

Dear CBFC, the idea of women having sexual fantasies shouldn't seem alien to you

In the 21st century, films which are bold, provocative and re-sculpting the language of Indian cinema should be welcomed with open arms, not suppressed.

CBFC revamp need of the hour: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feels revamp the framework within which the country's film censorship board functions is the "need of the hour".

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Govt. has no say in working of CBFC: RS Rathore

Mumbai, Jan 09 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Saturday said that the government does not want to get into the nitty-gritty of what people must view or not view, as that is the job of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).He further said that the newly constructed committee of CBFC will work upon the suggestions of the members and a reformed report will be presented in two months.

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