Mani Ratnam’s film referred to Home Dept
CHENNAI, Feb 27 (PTI)
The regional chief of censor board here, Mr G Rajasekharan, said today that the Tamil film Iruvar (Duo), produced by Mani Ratnam, was referred to the Home Department for “advice”, as the film portrayed the personal lives of some politicians in the state, which, If not deleted, might ultimately, lead to law and order problem.
One of the censor board rules stipulated that “the Board of Film Certification shall ensure that the public order is not endangered”, and therefore, the film was referred to the Home Department for advice, he said in a statement.
Tracing the developments, Mr Rajasekharan said the “examining committee” of the board which saw the film on December 31 last, opined that various characters in the film reflected the personal lives of some politicians and accordingly the certificate was denied.
Following the producer’s protest, it was seen by an eigth-member revising committee headed by the “designated board member” on January 2, which suggested deletion of some objectionable portions and cleared the film for ‘U! A’ certification.