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ART & CULTURE

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Nationalism, Air Force, CBFC, Indian Air Force

Would 'Rang De Basanti' be allowed to release today?

When it released 12 years ago, the radical 'RBD' changed how India saw its youth, and vice-versa. Today, it's hard to image such a film would be allowed to release.

ART & CULTURE

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Delhi High Court, Censorship Laws, CBFC, Amazon prime

The kettle and the tea-pot: How conventional 'khada hai' cinema finds Netflix ‘obscene’

What do you do when fancy conglomerates usurp your rustically sexy innuendo-dom? Wage a war, what else!

VARIETY

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Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC, Censorship, Rangeela raja

If censorship is wrong, isn't Pahlaj Nihalani and Rangeela Raja wronged too?

What goes around comes around.

HUMOUR

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CBFC, Prasoon Joshi, Kashmir, Mission: impossible - fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout: How CBFC aborted Hollywood's 'sinister mission' in Kashmir

For such unmatched stupidity, we give the movie a lowly 1/2 ★.

ART & CULTURE

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Hinduism, Hanuman, Black Panther, CBFC

CBFC offended by 'Hanuman' in Black Panther is divine stupidity

In every sense, Hindu mythology has often treated him like a superhero.

ART & CULTURE

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Sanjay leela bhansali, CBFC, Padmavati controversy, Padmaavat

Padmaavat release: Former CBFC member talks about SC staying ban on screening

The judgment has reinforced the faith of all those who wish to express ideas and emotions through written or visual medium.

ART & CULTURE

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Naxalism, Kolkata, Kalikshetra, CBFC

Why this documentary on Kolkata showcasing Naxalism has offended the CBFC

The censor board has asked for several cuts in award-winning filmmaker Anirban Datta’s movie.

VARIETY

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Rajput Karni Sena, Vasundhara Raje, CBFC, Padmavat

By banning Padmaavat, the Rajasthan government has undermined its authority

By prioritising the 'feelings' of a violent fringe group over a Constitutional body's decision, CM Raje has set a dangerous precedent.

ART & CULTURE

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Padmavati, Emergency, 21 Months of Hell, CBFC

Why CBFC has refused to okay Malayalam documentary on Emergency

'21 Months of Hell' is mainly a run through of interviews with those who suffered during those dark days.

ART & CULTURE

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Karni Sena, Deepika Padukone, CBFC, Sanjay leela bhansali

Why Sanjay Leela Bhansali is equally to blame for Padmavati controversy

The principle of freedom has to be practised within some rationale.