Out of the 256 films that were rejected by the Censor Board, the majority had sexually implicit material
The Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) has denied certification to 256 films during the period between 2001 and 2011. The Board rejected as many as 78 Hindi films, while there was only one film each in Bengali and Gujarati that could not pass the test.
According to information procured under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by Lucknow-based activists Amitabh and Nutan Thakur, the maximum number of films denied certification in one year was 59 in 2006, followed by 33 films in 2002 and 31 in 2004. Only nine films were denied certification in 2010. In 2001 all the 19 films denied certificate were English films.
During these 10 years, Hindi films at 78 emerged as toppers among banned films to be followed by 52 films in English. Among South Indian films, 51 Tamil, 33 Kannada, 15 Telugu and 14 Malayalam films were denied certification in this period while five Marathi films have been denied certificate. Only one Bengali film (2011—Kaal Aaj Kaal) and one Gujarati film (2010—Hun Re Vijogan Tara Nam Ni) was banned during this entire period while two Bhojpuri (Garda Garda Ho jaaye and Mumbai Bam Visfot Kand) and two Haryanavi films (Jija Teen Taang Ka and Padosan Thanedar) in 2006 were also denied certificates.
Most of these films had sexually implicit material. They include films like Frivolous Lola (2001), Adamkhor Hasina, Qatil Shikari, Khooni Raat (2002), Aalingnam (Malayalam- 2002), Biwi Tumhari Bacche Hamare (2003), Yoga Teacher, Divya Teacher (Tamil - 2003), Aag Hai Ye Badan (Hindi - 2004), Bhookh, Jo Andar Fit Woh Baahar Bhi Hit (2005), Maa Ninello Naanalle (Kannada), Preethiya, Rambha (Kannada-2006), Husn Bewafa, Sanam Harjai (Hindi) 2006, Model (Kannada - 2007), Mumbai Aamchich (Marathi - 2007), Master Eke Master (Marathi - 2008), Maadosha (Kannada - 2008), Bedherencha Bayangaram (Telugu - 2008), Back to Honeymoon (Hindi - 2009), Thee, Naalai Namade(Tamil - 2009), Paribhavam (Malayalam), Hawaa, Mestru (Kannada - 2009), Deva Leelai (Tamil), Panchavati (Kannada), Yaar, Kattupuli and Itumbu (Tamil).
Other films include The Irrefutable Truth about Demons (New Zealand horror film), The Mexican, a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts and Rahul Dholakia-directed Parzania (English, partly Gujarati - 2005), based on the Gujarat riots.
After Independence autonomy of the regional censors was abolished and they were brought under the Bombay Board of Film Censors. With implementation of Cinematograph Act, 1952, the Board was unified and reconstituted, as the Central Board of Film Censors. Cinematograph (Certification) Rules were revised in 1983 and since then the Central Board of Film Censors became known as the Central Board of Film Certification.
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Consolidated total income rose by 16% to Rs1,604 crore from Rs1,383 crore during the same period.
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The decision to spend the money comes on the back of an alliance between the Indian MNC and three major European car manufacturers to understand their requirements for future car models
Tata Steel has drawn up an investment plan of 2.3 million euros (Rs16.5 crore) to develop “next generation” steel for automotive use at its facility at Ijmuiden in the Netherlands. The products will be lighter, stronger and better able to withstand crashes,” the company said in a statement.
Tata Steel said the decision to spend the money comes on the back of an alliance between the Indian MNC and three major European car manufacturers to understand their requirements for future car models.
“This investment comes out of discussions we have been having with some of our automotive customers about their visions for the vehicles of the future,” Tata Steel Europe’s chief commercial officer Henrik Adam said.
Tata Steel said the Ijmuiden facility is the most technologically advanced in the world, combining characteristics of commercial industrial line alongside special research features to control and measure atmosphere, temperature, speed, force, stress and friction.