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New age-based film certification

The committee set up under Justice Mukul Mudgal to examine and look into issues of film certification is considering another age-based film rating.

The committee set up under Justice Mukul Mudgal to examine and look into issues of film certification is considering another age-based film rating. The committee set up under Justice Mukul Mudgal to examine and look into issues of film certification is considering another age-based film rating.

Adding a 15-plus certification is a consideration in the new bill.

The committee set up under Justice Mukul Mudgal to examine and look into issues of film certification is considering another age-based film rating.

“Instead of just a 12-plus certification, a 15-plus rating is under consideration in the new bill. This will make it more specific as we will then be giving an age-wise classification and would also like to provide information to parents as to which rating caters to which age group. With this new certification, we will have four ratings: U, 12- plus, 15-plus and A,” informed Dr Shravan Kumar, CEO, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

In fact, certain administrative mechanisms are being considered to make film certification more transparent, user-friendly, and quick by
switching to the online medium for submitting applications and processing. “The system is being changed. We are working to make certification more efficient.

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Everything is being automated so there is no intermediary and one can get the status of an application online. Ratings will be a little more prominent with the right kind of colour coding. We started working on it four-five months back and now we should be ready with the changes within a couple of weeks,” said Kumar.

First published on: 13-03-2015 at 12:00:37 am
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