Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: CBFC

‘A’ in Rajasthan but ‘U/A’ in Kerala: Film-makers want censorship to be sensitivity-centric

Representatives from various film bodies held a meeting with I&B Ministry to suggest changes in India's film certification process, including keeping pace with OTT.

Amendments to Cinematograph Act will give Modi govt a heckler’s veto to suppress films

An order from the govt asking for a review after CBFC has certified a film is a clear sign that the Centre wants to have a say in the decision-making process.

And, cut! — Modi govt’s new cinema bill a ‘super censor’. And Netflix no longer an oasis

From Haider to Tandav, India is no stranger to the ‘invisible hand’ in films and content. But the new Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill takes it a step further.

Tougher piracy controls, Centre’s certification power — what film certification bill changes

The draft, which has been questioned by filmmakers, comes just weeks after the Modi government abolished the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal.

Modi govt’s move to dissolve film certification tribunal could increase censorship, experts say

The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal heard appeals by aggrieved filmmakers against Central Board of Film Certification orders. Its dissolution follows efforts by govt to streamline tribunals.

Censor Board denies nod for Malayalam film ‘Varthamanam’ on JNU agitation

Aryadan Shoukath, the film's producer-script-writer, said the CBFC officials did not point out any reason for denying the certification.

Why you can watch Joaquin Phoenix-starrer Joker on Amazon Prime but not on TV in India

Hollywood blockbuster 'Joker' was at the centre of a global row last year over its depiction of violence. It was given an ‘Adult’ certificate in India.

Emergency-era censorship affected films so badly that even a spot of blood was cut out

Kishore Kumar's songs were taken off AIR. Stars such as Dev Anand were harassed. Even Raj Kapoor and Satyajit Ray were given advice on film-making.

Never asked makers of ‘Ford v Ferrari’ to blur alcohol, says CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

The CBFC came under fire last week after reports claimed the censor board had asked Hollywood filmmakers to blur all alcohol in the film before its India release.

Censor board wants scenes showing alcohol to be blurred in new Hollywood film

For the first time, scenes from the upcoming film Ford v Ferrari have scenes with alcohol completely blurred.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.