The makers of the National Award-winning movie “72 Hoorain”, today at the movie’s trailer launch, expressed their strong criticism of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for their decision to reject the trailer movie.
Labeling the decision as regressive and detrimental to the artistic spirit, Ashoke Pandit who is the co-producer of the movie, said, “We are extremely hurt and disturbed because of CBFC’s unfair decision of rejecting the trailer without any staunch reason. This action raises a big concern about creativity freedom and realistic filmmaking. We will not take this lightly and will knock on the doors of the high court too if needed. Further, we will also be requesting the I&B ministry to intervene and question the authority at CBFC for rejecting the trailer.”
The director of the movie, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, a two-time National Award Winner, who seemed visibly disturbed by CBFC’S decision, added, “The movie has won the National Award by the government and has received a censor certificate already. The trailer carries the same essence as the movie. So on what basis has CBFC rejected the trailer!” He added, “We would request everybody to watch the movie and then jump to any conclusion. The movie only states facts and certainly does not target any religion or hurt religious sentiments.”
Producer Gulab Singh Tanwar stated that the unfair rejection by CBFC has caused immense hurt to the entire team, especially because the grounds for rejection seem to be purely baseless. “I just want to state that whatever the CBFC has done is not right. On one hand, the government applauds 72 Hoorain and bestows it with a National honour, and here we have the CBFC rejecting the trailer of the same movie for reasons better known and understood only to them. This is confusing and absolutely unfair.”
The makers highlighted the film’s intent to address important social issues and engage audiences in thought-provoking discussions.
Meanwhile, the trailer of 72 Hoorain has been creating ripples over social media and is being applauded by one and all. The makers’ scathing remarks have ignited a debate about the role of censorship and the need for a more progressive approach in evaluating artistic content.
72 Hoorain has been directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, Produced by Gulab Singh Tanwar, Kiran Dagar, Anirudh Tanwar, and Co-produced by Ashoke Pandit, is all set for a theatrical release on July 7.