CENTRAL BOARD OF FILM CERTIFICATION

  • What the beep! The Central Board of Film Certification won't let you hear the following words in movies from now on February 13, 2015

    After the debacle about the word Bombay being used in Indian films, the Censor Board has now released a full list of "offensive" words. The list was first published by the Caravan magazine. ...
  • Anupam Kher: Claims of government interference in CBFC are baseless and ridiculous January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former CBFC chairperson Anupam Kher today disagreed with the claims of government interference in the statutory body under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, saying they are "baseless and ridiculous". "All such claims are baseless and ridiculous. Why these people are pointing out government's interference now? Why didn't they say...
  • Censor Board not autonomous, Leela Samson took right decision, says member Pankaj Sharma January 17, 2015

    A day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government, Censor Board member Pankaj Sharma said that the government has ignored appeals of CBFC members to empower the panel. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said on Saturday, "The board has not met for the past one year....
  • Nine CBFC members resign citing interference, corruption in I&B Ministry January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification have sent their resignation letters to the Information and Broadcasting Minister on Saturday citing interference and corruption in the ministry. The resignations came a day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government. In their letter to...
  • It's Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh's 'Gopala Gopala' next; VHP now urges censor board to not clear the film January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Even as protests continued over Aamir Khan's film 'PK', Hindu groups Wednesday urged the censor board not to clear upcoming Telugu movie 'Gopala Gopala' saying it also hurts religious sentiments of Hindus. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) have urged the Central Board of...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor says that being invited to the Berlin International Film Festival 2015 is like 'a balm on his soul' December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, whose new film 'Dhanak' has been invited for the Generation Kplus programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival 2015, where it will also have its world premiere, says it's a great validation for a project made with passion. "One makes all of one's films with...
  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • Songs are full of innuendos; lyricists get away with really dirty stuff, says CBFC chairperson Leela Samson August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Leela Samson, chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, is upset over the content of songs in present day cinema. She believes that lyricists, who wrote "brilliant" songs in past, need to stand up and protest. "The songs are full of innuendos and they get away with really dirty...
  • Songs are full of innuendos; lyricists get away with really dirty stuff, says CBFC chairperson Leela Samson August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Leela Samson, chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, is upset over the content of songs in present day cinema. She believes that lyricists, who wrote "brilliant" songs in past, need to stand up and protest. "The songs are full of innuendos and they get away with really dirty...
  • Lateef The King of Crime: Central Board of Film Certification objects to film's promotion on TV August 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The producer and director of "Lateef The King of Crime", a film based on the Gujarat mafia of the late 1980s, are upset that the Central Board of Film Certification has objected to their promoting the movie on TV due to a specific dialogue related to Gujarat. The movie...
  • Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' cleared with U-certificate March 20, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiiyaan' has been passed with a U-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. Directed by the southern matinee idol's daughter Soundarya Ashwin, the film, touted to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie, is slated to release April 11 worldwide. "'Kochadaiiyaan' has been censored...
  • Why Nagesh Kukunoor delayed the release of 'Lakshmi' January 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Nagesh Kukunoor has pushed ahead the release of his next movie 'Lakshmi' as he had been awaiting a feedback on it from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). "(I) pushed the release of 'Lakshmi' by a few weeks to get censor feedback. We're back on track. (I) Will make...
  • Bombay HC directs CBFC to reconsider its certification to 'Ram Leela' December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Observing that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) did not apply its mind while granting certification to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Goliyon ki Rasleela Ramleela', the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed it to reconsider the U/A status given to the movie. A division bench of Justices VM Kanade...
  • Vishwaroopam: Apology sought from TN Advocate General February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Sunday demanded an apology from Tamil Nadu's Advocate General for statements made by them in connection with the certification of 'Vishwaroopam'. Condemning the allegations made by Navaneetha Krishnan and advocate Sankarasubbu, the CBFC said in a statement, "Every action taken/procedure...
  • Censor Board wants the word 'Indian' in its title November 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The country's film certification board is vying to get the word 'Indian' in its title, which would bring it in tune with its foreign counterparts and address a long felt lacuna. Wellplaced sources said that the Board has already written to the Information and Broadcasting ministry seeking that it...
  • Censor board to explain movie ratings soon April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Movie viewers in India will soon be able to know why a film has been assigned a particular rating U, A or U/A by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). To keep the public better informed, the decision to specify more about what the Board...
  • 59th National Film Awards open for entries December 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The Directorate of Film Festivals today said that the process for inviting entries for the 59th National Film Awards 2011 for all categories has been set in motion. The awards will have three Sections Feature Films, NonFeature Films and Best Writing on Cinema, officials said. In case of...