The Censor Board has recently banned usage of swear words and depiction of violence in films. What will these directors do now?
It seems the recent AIB controversy has led to a bunch of unnecessary restrictions being put on any and every action which hints at vulgarity, obscenity or violence. The Censor Board has a new chief on board, Pahlaj Nihalani, and it seems the leader is being rather too safe so that no one has to be sorry in the near future. BollywoodLife recently informed you of certain swear and cuss words which have been banned from being featured in films here on. There are directors in B-town who have pushed the envelope and taken risks while making films but after restrictions as such, they certainly will pull out their hair. Here are their names...
The Ugly filmmaker’s name is the first and the most obvious one which comes to mind regarding the situation at hand. His ventures such as Gangs of Wasseypur, Dev D and the recently released Ugly have all showcased actor’s openly using swear words like Bc, Mc, Ch**tiya etc. Kashyap was already in the news for being at loggerheads with the Censor Board for forcing filmmakers to include the statuary ‘no smoking’ warning at the start of the film. With such restrictions, we wonder how he will react.
The Haider director is recognized and appreciated for his twisted and dark filmmaking. He rose to fame with Omkara which was well known not only for its brilliant cinema but the cuss words used in the venture as well. The director doesn’t fear from showing violent scenes, which is now banned by the censor board. Tough luck Mr Bhardwaj!
The director is all set to get back in the race with his next titled Jazbaa starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Sanjay has given us ventures such as Shootout at Wadala, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Kaante etc which primarily are remembered because of the gore and bloodshed portrayed in the ventures. The new restrictions by the Censor Board will certainly come as a big blow to Mr Gupta.
The filmmaker’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! starring Sushant Singh Rajput has created quite a stir. Dibakar rose to fame with his BOLD film, Love Sex Aur Dhoka and later went on to give us his critically acclaimed venture Shanghai. Unlike safe filmmakers who make films to get to the 100 crore clubs, Dibakar doesn’t shy away from depicting reality which includes bloodshed, sex , violence or abuses. Tough times for this man as well.
Known for critically acclaimed film Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster, this filmmaker too follows the rules established by his peers Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Bannerje. The director was applauded for giving us a brilliant film such as Paan Singh Tomar which had its share of scenes that can’t be depicted post Censor Board’s restriction.
If this isn’t an example of freedom of speech and expression being curbed then what is? How are realistic filmmakers supposed to go on? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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