Two films caused a lot of furor in Tollywood recently.
One was Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu and the other is Denikaina Ready. While there were complaints against CGR, that it featured references to the Telangana movement in bad light, Denikaina Ready was blamed for the way Brahmins were featured.
With CGR things turned ugly and went on to the extent where the director's office was rampaged. Things subsided with CGR, with the makers of the film deleting all scenes and dialogues that had reference to the Telangana movement. Denikaina Ready's issue is still on the move.
These films certified by the censor board run into problems after the release. Is the Censor Board to be blamed for all this?
Now the board has come up with a new set of rules. We are told that reference to any community or religion and degrading the same will be cut without any reservations. Excessive skin show will not be spared either. Ample show of woman's assets will be objectionable from now on, sources close to Censor Board informed. Revere woman will be Censor Board's new mantra!
Already, a film which will be released shortly is facing severe problem due to this new implementation. The film deals with mining mafia and refers to a particular party in the film. The buzz is that the cuts on this film have been so severe that almost 18 minutes of the film has been chopped off.
Another film, Bus Stop, starring new comers and directed by Ee Rojullo fame Maruthi had 40 cuts. This film has ample double meaning dialogues in it. Censor Board has not spared it, two scenes were to be cut completely. The producer of Bus Stop is in real soup with Censor Board's awakening. The latest we hear is that this producer has gone to a revising committee.