Film Certification
Why are we encouraging our children/teens to view bloody, violent films? Are we attempting to breed a violent race?
  • Intellectual Thieves

    When a material thief is caught, they are first beaten up and then imprisoned. Why then, are those charged (if ever) with the more severe crime of intellectual thievery, let off with a monetary fine? Plagiarism is a serious offense to thinkers, and those who are guilty of committing...
  • Cinema Under Siege

    I drew up the blinds one morning and watched the city’s critics striding in through the PVR Cinema entrance. Ah, the Big B’s big day; in a few hours, we would know if he’s done justice to his Shakespearean fan character. Instead, a while later, a mob appeared on...
  • Banishing Filmmakers from the Small Screen

    Tyrannical regulations, idiotic laws and edicts, and uncalled-for interference in the personal choices of the citizenry by the law creators and enforcers, and overzealous activists cannot be acceptable in a civilised society. The judgement of the Mumbai High Court to ban ‘A’ certified films on TV is patently wrong....

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