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A small Overview about the Film Censoring System In India


A small Overview about the Film Censoring System In India

Learn more here, about the motion picture rating provided by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) India.

The Indian cinematograph Act (for censoring the films) came into existence in 1920 (that’s exactly 7 years after the first Indian film release), initially- it was known in the name ‘Central Board of Film Censors’ and later it was re-named to ‘Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

 CFBC’s rule of censoring of films is almost same as the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) film censoring.  

The main mission of the CBSC is to classify the films in according to its contents, for showing the films in front of the right audience. A feature film will be censored on the basis of ‘Cinematograph Act 1952’- as prescribed in the Cinematograph act: thereafter censor board review panel will classify the films on the basis of content and visualization, and give appropriate censor board certificate.

The CBSC is headquartered in Mumbai; also it has eight regional centres in Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Chennai, Cuttack and New Delhi.

The below image is explaining to you, an overall-overview about the film censoring rating in India.

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