Working pattern of censor board needs to be changed


After herculean efforts and continuous follow up, finally the film Tarpan got the censor UA certificate, only after the producer obtained a tribunal court order.

Recently the film got stuck for the censor certificate, and the censor board offered A certificate, that too, with many cuts and the review committee upheld the decision of A certificate. Director Neelam R Singh and the members of the censor board had an argument over the same, and justice prevailed as the tribunal court gave orders to the censor board to issue U/A certificate without any cuts and just an added disclaimer in the beginning of the film.

The main cast includes Nand Kishore Pant, Sanjay Sonu, Rahul Chauhan, Abhishek Madrecha, Poonam Ingale, Neelam, Vandana Asthana, Arun Shekhar and Padmaja Roy. Screenplay and dialogues of this film based on the novel of the writer Shivmurti, are written by Dharmendra V Singh. Lyricist Rakesh Nirala and composer Manoj Nayan have given their best. Cinematographer Sukumar Jataniya and Editor Sunil Yadav have done a commendable job. The background score of the film has been prepared by Sanjay Pathak.

The plot is very sensitive. A high-caste Brahmin boy Chandar attempts to rape a young villager woman, Rajapatiya, belonging to lower caste. This incident becomes a political issue. Chandar gets bail from the court due to lack of witnesses. Local politicians provoke Rajapatiya’s brother to avenge the attempted rape. The film will release on 26th April, 2019.

Its a victory for the director Neelam R Singh and her entire team on receiving UA certificate from censor. Undaunted Neelam emerged as a fighter in this male and power dominated society. On receiving the UA certificate, she sounds really excited and enthusiastic. She suggested a lot should be changed in the working pattern of censor board. The arbitrary nature needs to be changed. The rules of the censor board should be revised and the members need to have training. The members should be elected on the basis of the language and context of that particular film.

They should be provided proper training on what needs to be censored and political influence should be reduced. The budding filmmakers don’t have enough budget to invest on revising committee and some other wrong way to get the certificate. The censor board has to be sensible and polite in their decision. People who are passionate about their work need not to go to the court for a certificate. She also suggested a rule-book of the certificates to be provided to the director and producer and if they cross the predefined limits, censor will have the right to cut the scene or edit the dialogue. The cinema is the platform to show what is happening in our surroundings. The film Tarpan also shows the victimization of the women by the society, irrespective of any caste or creed. Tarpan depicts the reality of the society and will be remarkable. On being asked about the journey till now she said it was tough and challenging but I got victory after so much struggle. I have got all the mixed feelings during this journey. The film is releasing on 26th April, 2019 and I am looking forward to it

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