Film certification

A still from Malayalam film ‘Ka Bodyscapes’ (2015)

Bawdy politics

6 min read . 11 Mar 2017
Actor Manoj Bajpayee in a still from Aligarh. The film was not just edited for swear words and scenes of intimacy but also not allowed to retain any references to its basic theme of homosexuality itself.

The manual to movie censorship on TV

5 min read . 17 Oct 2016
The move comes three months after a committee headed by the veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal submitted its report on the functioning of CBFC on 26 April. Photo: AFP<br />

Govt to revamp CBFC with a fresh Act

2 min read . 13 Aug 2016
A file photo of Pahlaj Nihalani, chairman of CBFC. The revising committee of the censor board has passed ‘Udta Punjab’ with an A certificate and 89 cuts, which hasn’t gone down well with the producers, who have demanded an A certificate without cuts. Photo: HT <br />

How does India’s censor board work?

2 min read . 10 Jun 2016
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Censor overreach

1 min read . 08 Jun 2016
Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint<br />

Time to put an end to film censorship

3 min read . 29 Apr 2016