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Chop To Bite Size

It's time 'mature adults' censored the censors

Chop To Bite Size
Chop To Bite Size
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What is obscenity really and why is it that filmmakers froth at the mouth every time the Central Board of Film Certification orders a cut before certifying a film? Can there be a universally accepted yardstick for judging obscenity? The censor board (as it is commonly known) has often been accused of brutally wielding the scissors on some films, while letting others pass unscathed. All that is set to change now. For the fifth time, the Union information and broadcasting ministry will be attempting to bring about changes in film certification rules to make them more in sync with the times.

Five core groups were formed last year to spell out the finer details on certification, and from all accounts it appears that the currently existing three-way categorisation-U (unrestricted viewing), U/A (under parental guidance), and Adult-will have another addition. A Mature Adult (MA) category for those above 21 and a separate category for those between 15 and 18 years of age is being worked out. Also being looked into is the possibility of screening...
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