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Allow "A" Rated (Adult) movies in India Television
We have some very nicely made movies like Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi, Sarfarosh and Utsav which are given "A" certificate and it can not be aired on indian television.
By completely banning adult movies on TV what have effectively suggested is that TV is meant only for children and not for adults. It seems we only resort to the easiest but ineffective solutions to our problems - Banning. But this ban will never help curb children viewing such stuff but it will only derive the Indian audience of some very wonderful movies which had “A” rating because of its darker theme. This ban will also discourage the filmmakers who want to make different kind of movies with mature themes, as they won’t be having any audience watching these movies after this ban because in India majority of people prefer watching movies on TV and not in theatres due to financial constraints.
The filmmakers also stand to lose heavily as they won’t be able to sell satellite rights due to the ban. It’s time for the caretakers and upholders of moral values and the court to take serious view of the situation and make it imperative that films and TV serials with adult subjects are shown after 11 p.m. instead of banning them. A ban on adult movies is totally unnecessary. By taking into consideration sex scenes, violence and adult themes like politics, human relationships etc, the CBFC board should really come up with standard guidelines to show things on TV by using International standards.
Why not with the mutual consent and effort from both IBF and CBFC India, a strategy could be made to air "A" rated movies at the time which IBF guided for R category program on TV.
The Information & Broadcasting Minister and the High court should review the situation pragmatically and consider all the aspects related to this issue and there should be drastic amendments in the Cable TV act. And the parents should know that kids are not supposed to be watching TV as a major pass time. It should be just one of their activities and it cannot revolve around them.
I hope Smt. Leela Sampson (new chief of central board for film certification in India after Sharmila Tagore six years of services) will surely take some serious action to air adult movies on Indian tv and also under her supervision much awaited “film certification to film classification” project will also be successfully completed
Thanks n Regards