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Revoking S Durga's Censor certificate part of conspiracy: Sasidharan

Revoking S Durga's Censor certificate part of conspiracy: Sasidharan

New Delhi. Nov 29 (UNI) Protesting against the revocation of the Censor certificate of the controversial film 'S Durga', which was not allowed to be screened at the IFFI despite an order of the Kerala High Court, the film's director Sanal Sasidharan has said the move was part of a larger conspiracy to smother common man’s voice.

“The revocation of the Censor certificate is part of the larger conspiracy to smother the common man’s voice. We see it all around us these days. Now it’s come to us filmmakers. I am being accused of contravening the rules,” Sasidharan said.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decided to revoke the film’s censor certificate allegedly for a contravention of guidelines.

Speaking on the issue, IFFI jury’s acting chairperson Rahul Rawail said, “the Censor certificate for Sexy Durga has been revoked, so there was no question of the film being screened at IFFI. The director Sanal Sasidharan had been asked to change the film’s title from Sexy Durga to S Durga. He has put three ‘X’s after the ‘S’ in the word ‘Sexy’. This amounts to a serious contravention of the rules and he could go to be legally answerable for this flouting of rules.”

Sasidharan, however, said that he has broken no rules.

“But the 3 ‘X’s are the only way I could change the title without having to bear the expenses of getting new publicity posters done. I am sorry, but there is no contravention. This is nothing but a final attempt to stop my film from being screened at the IFFI. They have succeeded in stopping my film. But we should all be worried about the future of democracy in our country,'Sasidharan said.

In a facebook post, the filmmaker said that the revocation of his film's censor certificate had sent across a 'dangerous' message that those in power could go to any extent to destroy something which they don't like.

'It is simply proved that, those in power now, can go to any extent to destroy something which they don't like. They can even misuse law or ignore judiciary for their purpose. They can give assurances to executives that nothing will happen to them, even if they do not obey courts. A very dangerous message indeed,' he said.

Sasidharan said that he would continue his fight.

“Let’s see when the CBFC will issue a new certificate for my film. I can’t say I’m enjoying this silly game. But I will see it to its logical end,'he said.

'S Durga' along with another film "Nude' had been dropped from the list of films to be screened at IFFI despite the IFFI jury having selected them.

After the makers of 'S Durga' approached the Kerala High Court against this decision, it issued orders to screen the film on November 24.

A screening for the jury was held on Monday evening and a majority of the members of the jury cleared the screening of the film.

However, hours before the screening, the CBFC revoked the censor certificate saying that the jury had complained that the title of the movie was shown differently from the censored version, as 'S Durga'.

The film had won the Hivos Tiger Award at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam this year, the first Indian film to win at that festival.

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