Over 13k movie buffs demand adult films without beep sounds

Over 13k movie buffs demand  adult films without beep sounds

Over 13,000 movie buffs have demanded screening of adult movies without beep sounds in between dialogues, sending their suggestions to the Shyam Benegal Committee, set up by the Centre to recommend measures for revamping the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Adil Hussain, a television and film actor from Assam, who received critical acclaim for his role in film ‘Lessons in Forgetting’ at the New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Festival and Bollywood actor Sandhya Mridul are among those 13,500 supporting the online campaign, tiled “end #SanskariCinema”, demanding lifting of restrictions from A-rated movies in India.

The campaign was initiated by Vignesh Vellore, co-founder of a Bengaluru-based news website, joining hand with ‘Save Our Cinema’ campaign launched by a group of active users of social media site Reddit.

“This campaign started recently on the technology platform Change.org by Vignesh Vellore, the Co-Founder of Bengaluru-based news website The News Minute, says “Shyam Benegal: Don’t allow censorship for A-rated movies,” petition website’s director of communication Durga Nandini said.

Vignesh’s petition with over 13,500 signatures has been submitted to the Shyam Benegal Committee via email, she added. The committee, set up by the information and broadcasting ministry on January 1 to make recommendations for restructuring of the censor board after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s  intervention for ending controversies over certification of film, has invited public comments and suggestions. The deadline for submission of comments is set to end on February 25.

 “It is ridiculous that adults are treated like 5-year olds and forced to listen to beeps through an A-certified movie. Watching Deadpool was a horrible experience. I could not make out most of the dialogues because of beeps. Going by the number of people supporting my petition, it is evident that they are are also disappointed,” Vellore said.
The ‘Save Our Cinema’ team said that thousands of people have emailed their response to the Shyam Benegal committee.

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