’21 Months of Hell’ documentary rejected sans CBFC suggesting modifications: Director

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Jan 1 : Film director, Yadu Vijayakrishnan on Monday said that his documentary '21 Months of Hell' was out rightly rejected by the regional Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) team without even suggesting any modifications, which could help get the film passed. Speaking to ANI, Yadu said the Kerala CBFC team of being populated by Leftists and Congress supporters, because of which his documentary is being unofficially banned. "The Censor Board has rejected my film wholly. They did not even suggest any modification, just simply rejected it. They said they will forward the report to Mumbai headquarter for a revising committee. BJP is accused of interfering in our field but my film talks about RSS and Jansangh's work to restore democracy, following this logic we would have got certificate but most members of Censor Board are leftists and of Congress," he added. The regional office of the Central Board of Film Certification has rejected censor certificate to a documentary film which explores the torture methods used by the police after Emergency was declared in 1975. The film, uses real life accounts of surviving victims of the torture, and also features re-enactments of the torture methods. According to reports, the documentary has been denied certification on the following grounds: Too much violence Disrespect towards Mahatma Gandhi Disrespect to the national flag Documentary not based on evidence Issues with Indira Gandhi's portrayal.
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