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Sacred Games Underlines Power Of Freedom In Digital Space

Sacred Games is replete with ­n­o-holds-barred sex scenes, inc­­­l­u­ding frontal nudity, unabashed use of violence, cuss words and, above all, con­­tentious references to various vol­atile political events of the past—just the sort of ­material the censor board has ­always ­gleefully chopped off.

<em>Sacred Games</em> Underlines Power Of Freedom In Digital Space
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Sacred Games Underlines Power Of Freedom In Digital Space
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2018-07-21T10:41:03+05:30

It is the glasnost Indian film-makers had been waiting for since ages. A mighty censor board, notorious for stamping out any creative flic­ker not in conformity with its ­mot­h-­eaten guidelines, appears to be ­facing an existential crisis.

Accustomed to snipping anything ‘obn­oxious’ on screen, its very raison d’être has come under the scanner now with the advent of over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Netflix, which have started streaming Indian original content without needing any certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the long-standing watchdog of Indian cinema.

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