India: Ministry organises festival of censored movies
An ‘Cut Uncut film festival’ is organised by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the end of April 2013. It will screen films which had been rated adult by the censor board, ministry officials announced.
The film festival will run over three days as part of Centenary Film Festival, which is held from 25 April 2013 at Siri Fort auditorium. There will screening of Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and the Tamil movie ‘Subramaniapuram’, among others, in the section dealing with reel violence and cuss words.
The aim of the film festival is to give a perspective on evolution of censorship in the country.
The screenings will be accompanied by discussions on violence, cuss words and sexual content in movies by Central Board of Film Certification members and other eminent film personalities, officials said.
Yash Chopra’s ‘Dharmaputra’ and the Telugu film ‘Khadgam’ is likely to be screened in a ‘We, the offended’ section which deals with depiction of communalism and religious identity.
INB Live / Press Trust of India – 10 April 2013:
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