Udta Punjab a very well-made film, says Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal watched the controversial "Udta Punjab" and appreciated it for being "very well-made".

By: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: June 9, 2016 5:46:20 pm

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Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who heads the government-appointed revamp panel of the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC), on Wednesday watched the controversial “Udta Punjab” and appreciated it for being “very well-made”.

A special screening of the movie was organised for Benegal after the censor board suggested 89 cuts to the movie, leading to a battle between co-producer Anurag Kashyap and the CBFC.

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After the movie’s screening, Benegal told media here: “If you ask me technically, it’s a very well-made film.”

Benegal’s committee includes as members Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Piyush Pandey, Bhawana Somaaya and Nina Lath Gupta. Sanjay Murthy, Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, is member-convener.

Mehra told IANS that the committee’s recommendation is that the “scissors” of the censor board must be abolished.

Their recommendations were submitted to the government in April.

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