For years, the CBFC has been going far beyond its jurisdiction, acting as a so-called guardian of our morality and worldview.
Our long-held belief in pluralism is being neutered and rendered impotent through an institutionally sanctioned process.
The film certification guidelines are abstract, vague and imprecise, leading to rampant erratic and subjective interpretations of scenes/language in a film amounting to unfair curtailment of the filmmakers’ freedom of expression.
The provisions of these laws, Amol Palekar has said, have not been questioned in the last 47 years and have failed to keep up with the times.
“I could never tell her that the abstraction in her music was the most captivating element for me.”
A song of real grief cannot be merely sentimental, but something that even within its private world, sings a context, provides a historical echo, and even gives a political meaning to the situation of life.