Is The Ban Of This Film Reasonable?

By - May 28, 2016 - 09:05 AM IST

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Many a times, the decisions made by the censor board question us about their logic and rationale. While it is claimed to follow a prescribed manual of rules and regulations before suggesting cuts and bans, the huge contrast in the type of movies that pass through and that don’t really puts us in doubt.

Currently, the hottest issue being debated across Bollywood and cine buffs is the ban of the movie Udtha Punjab by the censor board. Apparently, the board claims the presence of cuss words is too many.  Fact is, the film deals with the alarming drug issue in Punjab and the local ruling government Akali Dal is against this movie.

They are going in for elections next year so you can connect the dots. An estimate has revealed that a dangerous 2.32 lakh people in the age group of 16-40 are addicted to drugs in Punjab. Well, given this reality and the political undertone, is censor board being reasonable in its decision?