Movies

Changes in archaic Cinematograph Act can be expected soon

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/movie-images/2014/03/12/cbfc.jpg?itok=MYn9qHHs

MUMBAI: Aptly titled, "Cuts So Deep: Are We Sacrificing Creativity at the Altar of Morality?", one of the sessions on the first day of FICCI Frames 2014 spoke about those 'cuts' in the films that leave a deep mark in the memory of the filmmakers. Most of the times, these cuts suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) doesn't even make sense to the people who were involved creatively in the making of the film.



 

The debate, in the presence of esteemed guests like Sudhir Mishra, Ramesh Sippy, Ravi Kottarakara, Kajol and the newly appointed CEO of CBFC Rakesh Kumar, highlighted many issues that filmmakers are grappling with because of the guidelines stated in the archaic Cinematograph Act of 1952.



 

However, the film industry is pinning its hopes on the new government for amendments to the Cinematograph Act.





At the session, the filmwallahs brought to the fore how the guidelines push them back by many years by not giving them the freedom that's actually their right.

 

"When a director shoots a scene, he envisions it in a certain way. If there's a smoking scene, an atmosphere is created with that. When it is cut, the shot loses its charm," remarked Mishra while putting across an example.



 

Another major issue discussed was that of a scroll on the frame showing smoking, sex scenes etc for which filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has even gone to the court and the matter is still pending in the court.



 

Another point that came up during the discussion was of giving 'A' certificate to certain films based on real issues that need to be promoted all across, while some films just because they come from 'bigger' banners are passed with U or U/A even when they have 'bold' scenes.



 

To deal with all this, a committee headed by Justic Mukul Mudgal is travelling across the country to take suggestions from the film fraternity across India, the audiences and all the other stakeholders involved.





While Rakesh Kumar from CBFC was left in a fix with complex questions being posed to him, Film and TV Producers Guild of India CEO Kulmeet Makkar came to his rescue by stating that the industry needs to be patient for a little more time. "Since the revised guidelines have already been formed, we may expect things to change pretty soon," said Makkar, also revealing that 18 of the suggestions discussed in Chennai have already been accepted.

 

It seems the film industry can soon hope for better days ahead.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/09/Bekere.jpg?itok=hLKGIdwI
Befikre…..Where is the script?

MUMBAI: Aditya Chopra directs a film once every few years. His latest, Befikre, his fourth film as a director and in 21 years, comes eight years after his last essay at direction, Rab Ne Banadi Jodi. What looks obvious in this film is Aditya’s determination to stay with times and the now-generation...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/05/kahaani-2-800x800_0.jpg?itok=2rm8IB0e
A silver lining among damp squibs

Kahaani 2, a sequel to Kahaani (2012), turned out to be only an attempt to cash in on the earlier film. The film has nothing to do with the previous film and, even the character of the protagonist, Vidya Balan, is quite contrary to the original where she was a gutsy fighter on a mission while here...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/02/fax-800x800.jpg?itok=jTkCFrnA
Sony Le Plex HD to premiere Foxcatcher in India

“A coach is a father. Coach is a mentor. Coach has great power on an athlete’s life,” says John Du Pont, the coach of team Foxcatcher.

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/02/kahaani-2-800x800_0.jpg?itok=vi8AEWx6
Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh......Predictable story

Sequel is a misnomer for films using a similar or the same title as an older film including, surprisingly, not always successful ones. The use of an old title and, if possible, the protagonist from the earlier film seem to suffice. In Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh, the common factor as in Kahaani (...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/02/dashing.jpg?itok=0yAM4SrU
Zee Classic to air Dharmendra movies from 5-9 December

MUMBAI: The he-man's fans are in for a sweet surprise next week.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/01/Transformers.jpg?itok=PLJ3sgAf
&pictures to premiere 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' on 2 December

MUMBAI: Enviable structures, remarkable visual effects and electrifying action sequences- The iconic Transformers series has never failed to flabbergast the viewers. To flavor up your weekend, &pictures, Naye India Ka Blockbuster Movie Channel is all set to premiere the blockbuster film...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/30/rajkumar-800x800.jpg?itok=UiPHalmO
CineAsia to honour Akella; feature Shyamalan's 'Split'

The Motion Picture Association Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator Award will be bestowed on comScore India managing director, theatrical, Rajkumar Akella, at CineAsia in Hong Kong. comScore which is an American media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to many of...

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/29/Dear%20Zindagi.jpg?itok=t5N1hFIl
Star power fades away, collections crumble

*Writer-director Gauri Shinde followed her success of English Vinglish with Dear Zindagi. To her advantage, she had the reigning star, Shah Rukh Khan, along with an emerging star, Alia Bhatt, to boast of in the cast.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/28/robot-800x800.jpg?itok=ajjH6ifG
Leading Korean filmmaker impressed by Rajini 'Robot'; keen to co-produce with India

Critically-acclaimed Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon, whose action thriller 'The Age of Shadows’ is the Closing Film for the International Film Festival of India, said it would “surely be great” to incorporate elements of cinema from both countries into each other’s films.

Movies Regional

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories