The censor board has rejected the movie ‘Barbad’ for being too much vulgar and unsuitable for release. The movie scheduled to release this week will most probably be delayed because of the tussle with the censor board.
Narayan Sanjel of Censor Board has told that more than 80 percent of the movie is vulgar. He added, the movie can have negative impact in the society, so the Board can’t approve the movie to release in the present form.
Nepali movie ‘Badhshala’ has been banned in Nepal and it is a new record in Nepali movie industry. This is the first time a movie is banned even before it is reviewed by the film reviewing body of the government, Nepal Censor Board.
A protest program was organized in Mandala Theater, Kathmandu to protest against the government of banning a work of art. The artists and supporters were carrying protest slogans. Notable personalities present in the protest were director Yadav Kharel, comedy artist Manoj Gajurel, Manoj KC, and Reema Bishowkarma.
After postponing the release of the movie during the strike of film artists, Mausami Malla‘s movie ‘Samaya’ faced hurdles in the Censor Board at the time of it’s release. After negotiations on removing and editing objectionable movie scenes, the movie managed to get an ‘U’ certificate – suitable for the audience of all ages.
The movie made on the love story of a gay couple, ‘Love You Man’ is given an ‘A’ certificate by the censor board. ‘A’ certified movies are only suitable for viewers over 16-years old.
The producer Yubaraj Khatri told that the movie passed the censor board hurdle after third attempt. The movie is scheduled to be released on Friday, Dec 7. The movie directed by BB Phuyal features actors Raj Aryan, Suresh Chaudhari and Pranisha Adhikari in leading roles.
As if the controversy is not enough, the movie ‘ATM‘ is banned after releasing in theaters today. The censor board had censored the movie and ordered the movie team to remove objectionable scenes while giving it an ‘A’ certificate. But, when the movie was released, the officials in the Board found that the production team hadn’t removed the objectionable scenes and had released the un-edited version of the movie.
After the Censor Board directed Home Ministry to stop the show, the screening of the movie has stopped after it’s second show. In response to the government action, producer and actor Dinesh Thapa told that it was technician’s mistake to leave out the censored scenes. He told
that the movie will be shown again after removing the objectionable scenes.
After the release of an ‘unofficial’ promo of the Nepali movie ‘ATM,’ it was attacked from all direction for the chhada dialogues and sex scenes. After the completion of post production, the censor board has decided that there are too many scenes not suitable for the public.
Out of the total length of about 2 hours, censor board has asked the movie team to removed some 20 minutes, nearly 17 percent of the total movie.
It is not known if the removal of such a long portion will leave anything to be seen in the movie. The censor board chief Sushil Ojha has asked the ATM team to edit all the objectionable scenes before re-submitting the movie for censor certificate.
ATM is produced under the banner of D. Films and directed by Yadav Silwal. The movie features Dinesh Thapa, Jiya KC and others in main roles.
- Our views on ATM in Nepali section.
- Response of Film Production association and ATM’s producer Dinesh Thapa in Nepali section.
- A controversial photo from the movie in Nepali section
Aamir Khan’s latest production, Delhi Belly, has been banned in Nepali theaters. Reportedly, the Censor Board of Nepal allowed the theater owners to screen the film after deleting and muting some scenes containing abusive scenes and offensive language. But, the theater owners were found screening the film without deleting the censored scenes. Therefore, the film has been banned and replaced with others movie, since Sunday.
Chetan Sapkota, a Censor Board member, as quoted in Republica, stated, "We issued the certificate on condition that more than five dialogues would be removed. But, we found that the movie was screened without removing them". The punishment for offenders, as per the country’s censorship laws is that, the film’s distributors can either be fined a sum of NRs 10,000 or can be imprisoned for a year or can be penalized with both. However, the theater owners told that they had complied with the order. They told, they need some time, especially for the digital format changes, they had to send the reel back to India.
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