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FIRST COMMERCIAL FILM ON PM MODI TO RELEASE ON PAN INDIA LEVEL

By Siddharth Singh . 26th December 2017 07:30pm
FIRST COMMERCIAL FILM ON PM MODI TO RELEASE ON PAN INDIA LEVEL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=160&v=HP7EfQSMfEU Hindi feature film 'Modi Ka Gaon' was denied any passing certificate by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) for nearly 11 months in a row. Major reason being the movie is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development agenda. The movie which has been renamed to 'Modi Kaka Ka Gaon' is all set to hit the screens all across India on coming Friday. Promos, posters, and banners for the film went up for prominent roads and several cinema halls and multiplexes in Mumbai city and suburbs. Producer of the film told Suresh K. Jha told IANS.

In the first phase, the Hindi film will be released for around 600 screens in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, east Punjab, and Uttarakhand. The rest of the country will be covered soon thereafter.
 Jha revealed that the film was not a biopic on Modi but was largely inspired by the Prime Minister's vision and agenda towards his home country. CBFC had been refusing to provide censor certificate for eight months since last February. The development only came close after the movie was given a passing certificate late November. As per media reports, CBFC Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani had declined to certify the film on various grounds. Actually, such films based on prominent personalities are precondition for a No-Objection Certificate. In this case, NOC was required by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Election Commission of India (ECI) for clearing it. After which Jha wrote to the PMO and ECI, but did not receive any response. Thereafter Jha looked for Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) and after carefully analyzing the film, FCAT stated;
The requirement to obtain NOC from the PMO, since either references are made to the PM or a character is portrayed as the PM, have no legal basis or foundation,
The order also added;
The statutory responsibility for certification of films is cast upon the CBFC Board under the Cinematograph Act. (It) cannot be delegated to different statutory authorities, departments or individuals,
At last, Jha was keen that the work of the great leader would be highlighted. Also when a few people were making false propaganda and harming the country's interests for their benefits. All the objectionable points raised by the CBFC were crushed by the FCAT and the movie has finally got a release in this month's end.