Debutant director Aasmaan Bhardwaj’s Kuttey which is all set for release this Friday, has been cleared by the Central Board Of Film Certification with an ‘Adults’ certification. Plenty of expletives have been taken out of the soundtrack, which really doesn’t make any sense.
“Since an ‘Adults’ certificate means this is content for an adult audience, what sense do the cuts make? Is the CBFC trying to say that adult Indians are not mature enough to handle profanities and cuss words? The cuts would only have made sense if the film had got a non-adult certification,” wonders a leading filmmaker , known to get into confrontations with the CBFC about his film.
Normally the CBFC gives films with unparliamentary language the option of toning down the language for a ‘UA’ or a ‘U’ certificate or retaining the language and getting an ‘A’ certificate.
To be asked to beep out or replace expletives and then be given an ‘A’ certificate reeks of double standards.