Tuesday 26 February 2019

Censor Board banned 793 films in 16 years

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) banned a total of 793 films in 16 years, an RTI response has revealed.

The response to the RTI query filed by Lucknow-based activist Dr. Nutan Thakur said that between January 1, 2000 and March 31, 2016, the censor board refused to grant certificate for exhibition to 793 films. These include 586 Indian films and 207 foreign films.

Censor Board   | Photo Credit: keshav
The reply further added that a maximum number of 153 films were banned during the year 2015-16 followed by 152 films during 2014-15, 119 films during 2013-14 and 82 films during 2012-13.

In contrast, only 9 films were banned in 2010, followed by 10 in 2008 and 11 in 2007.

As many as 231 Hindi films were refused certificate, followed by 96 in Tamil, 53 in Telugu, 39 in Kannada films, 23 in Malayalam and 17 in Punjabi. Twelve films each in Bengali and Marathi were also banned during this period.

Most of the films banned had titles like Adamkhor Hasina, Qatil Shikari, Pyasi Chandani, Madhura Swapnam, Khooni Raat, Shamshan Ghaat, Manchali Padosan and Sex Vigyan.

Some important films that were banned during this period include Parzania (English- 2005), Asathoma Sathgamaya (Tamil- 2012) and Mohalla Assi (Hindi- 2015).

(Source: The Hindu)

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