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Jagannath Institute of Management Sciences
Vasant Kunj-II, New Delhi - 110070
Subject Name: Presentation
Department of Journalism and Mass
Communication
Created By: Nancy Verma
Subject: Presentation
Topic: Film Censorship In India.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED.
▰ What is Censorship?
▰ What is Film Censorship?
▰ Film Censorship: A Brief History.
▰ How Films are Censored?
▰ Classification of film rating?
▰ Examples of films Censored in India.
▰ Conclusion.
WHAT IS CENSORSHIP?
▰ Censorship is the suppression of speech, public
communication, or other information. This may be
done on the basis that such material is considered
objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient."
Censorship can be conducted by governments,
private institutions, and other controlling bodies.
What is Film Censorship?
▻ Film censorship is carried out by various countries to
differing degrees, sometimes as a result of powerful or
relentless lobbying by organizations or individuals.
Films that are banned in a particular country change
over time
Film Censorship In India
▰ The present censorship of films is
governed by the Cinematograph
(Certification) Rules promulgated in
1983 and the guidelines issued from
time to time, the latest having been
issued on December 1991.

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Film censorship in India

  • 1. Jagannath Institute of Management Sciences Vasant Kunj-II, New Delhi - 110070 Subject Name: Presentation Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Created By: Nancy Verma
  • 2. Subject: Presentation Topic: Film Censorship In India.
  • 3. TOPICS TO BE COVERED. ▰ What is Censorship? ▰ What is Film Censorship? ▰ Film Censorship: A Brief History. ▰ How Films are Censored? ▰ Classification of film rating? ▰ Examples of films Censored in India. ▰ Conclusion.
  • 4. WHAT IS CENSORSHIP? ▰ Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information. This may be done on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient." Censorship can be conducted by governments, private institutions, and other controlling bodies.
  • 5. What is Film Censorship? ▻ Film censorship is carried out by various countries to differing degrees, sometimes as a result of powerful or relentless lobbying by organizations or individuals. Films that are banned in a particular country change over time
  • 6. Film Censorship In India ▰ The present censorship of films is governed by the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules promulgated in 1983 and the guidelines issued from time to time, the latest having been issued on December 1991.
  • 7. Film Censorship: A Brief History. ▰ Prior 1918- Members and their focuses ▰ 1927- T.Rangachariar appointed as a chairman. ▰ 1969- Khosla committee ▰ 1983- The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
  • 8. How Films are Censored? ▰ CBFC examines films with the background music and sound effects duly recorded in the film itself. ▰ A film producer, In the first place submits an application to CBFC for a certification.
  • 9. Classification Of Film Rating ▰ Unrestricted(U) ▰ This film are for all age group. ▰ Contains educational social or family-oriented themes.
  • 10. ▰ Unrestricted with Parental Guidance(UA) ▰ Contains mature themes, sexual references , mild sex scenes, violence
  • 11. ▰ Restricted to Adults Only(A) ▰ Contain adult themes, frequent crude language, brutal violence with blood and strong sex scenes of drug abuse considered unsuitable for minors.
  • 12. ▰ Restricted to Specialized Audiences (S)
  • 13. Examples of films Censored in India ▰ The 1952 Act does not cover posters and advertisements and these comes under common law of the land relating to obscenity, particularly section 292 of Indian penal code.
  • 14. ▰ The West Bengal Government have enacted the “ West Bengal ( Compulsory Censorship Of Film Publicity Materials ) Act 1974 to deal with obscene and indecent posters.
  • 15. MADRAS CAFE ▰ This movie depicts the events leadings up to the assassination in 1991 of former Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandhi.
  • 16. UDTA PUNJAB ▰ The film , which depicted a structural Drug problem in the state of Punjab , use a lot of expletives and showed scenes drug use
  • 17. LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA ▰ In 2017, the film directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash jha, also ran into trouble which the CBFC refused to certify films.
  • 18. CONCLUSION ▰ There is a lack of transparency under the act itself. ▰ The total discretion is in the hand of central government, ▰ Most of the time movies are not judged on the matter of content but on the political influences or the factor which would be affecting the ruling party at the centre. ▰ Now a days censorship has been used to prohibit those films which really holds the real picture of the society.