THE Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has been receiving much flak of late for forcing filmmakers to edit intimate scenes or sequences of blood bath and muting cuss words. Partly in response to the accusations of the media and film fraternity and partly to make up for what is lost,CBFC is hosting the Cut-Uncut festival as part of the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema. Organised by the Information and Broadcast Ministry,it is scheduled to take place in Delhi from April 25-30.
The festival will screen several films with scenes that were edited out. Some of the films that will be screened as part of the festival include Himanshu Rai and Devika Ranis Karma (1933) which addressed the subject of on-screen intimacy,Yash Chopras Dharmputra based on the topic of religion and Anurag Kashyaps Gangs of Wasseypur in context with language. The festival will conclude with the screening of the silent film,A Throw of Dice,made by German filmmaker Franz Oste.