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(All pictures courtesy Varinder Chawla) Interestingly, the main venue of the Berlinale, The wider debate this whimsical demand of censor board unleashes is about one of wanton censorship and the contradiction of its unbridled existence in a democracy where adults are expected to freely vote their government and simultaneously treated as too juvenile to make their own viewing choices. “As people distant from politics the nuts and bolts scenes about politics — how elections happen how crowds are mobilised how campaigning is done — had been interesting for us” says Khushboo Ranka who as a filmmaker and a citizen finds the Censor Board’s demands counterproductive to any meaningful engagement with politics The footage filmed of Kejriwal and other politicians by the film crew is no different from what television viewers come across 24×7 on news channels “It would have been understandable if the Censor Board had concerns about the accuracy and veracity of the film or if they had concerns about showing a matter that is sub judice Instead they have asked to beep out the names of Congress and BJP in five places and get NOCs from all these personalities” she says sounding spent It is clear to Ranka and Shukla that there is no way for them to get these NOCs and that the absurd demand has no legal basis a fact that veteran filmmakers like Anand Patwardhan and Amol Palekar have assured them of “The CBFC has no jurisdiction over whoever is being spoken about in the film — those individuals are always free to challenge the film in court” says Vinay Shukla The directorial duo is currently mulling over what steps to take to challenge CBFC’s denial of certification possibly through the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) the tribunal that hears the appeals of applicants aggrieved by a decision of the CBFC or the High Court But getting an FCAT hearing date normally takes 45-90 days and independent filmmakers largely agree that High Court hearing timelines are even more nebulous and delayed especially when applicants are not influential film industry players The loss of time is a matter of concern Lengthy legal battles to justice “If you go to the court then you will get justice But in the process of it you will spend so much money and so much time” says Shukla Like money time lag is a real cause of concern especially if it is a documentary The Censor Board’s refusal to certify the film is tantamount to a ban as it concerns public screening buying selling and renting of the film in India The remedial legal course to have a ban overturned if the matter ends up at the high court can take a few stressful and expensive years Waging these battles not only requires money which most independent filmmakers are in tight supply of but it also disrupts the timely exhibition of the film which particularly affects documentaries whose topic relevance dwindles if dust has already settled on the subject of its content in the lag time “Independent films seem to bother the censor board much more for some reason because they tend to put forward more alternative perspectives It is much easier for a studio backed film like Udta Punjab to go to court because of the sheer costs involved” says Alankrita Shrivastava director of Lipstick Under My Burkha which was also controversially refused certification by the Censor Board earlier this year for being ‘a lady oriented film’ Political films banned in recent past However powerful or insightful at the time of its making after a few years of delay many documentaries run the risk of being of no consequence or redundant This is particularly true of the films that try to engage with contemporary politics Another politics based documentary that was denied a CBFC certificate was a 2015 film directed by Kamal Swaroop called Dance of Democracy: Battle for Banaras The documentary recorded the competitive political campaigning by Narendra Modi Arvind Kejriwal and various other candidates in their historic fight for the Varanasi political constituency prior to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections The movie as a whole was deemed objectionable by the censor board who refused to pass it with or without cuts on the grounds that it was full of “hate and inflammatory speeches given by all the leaders of the political parties” and “tries to divide people on caste and communal lines” Interestingly these ‘hate-filled’ speeches were made in the public domain by the various politicians in Varanasi and also telecast on television at the time In spite of the director’s insistence that Battle for Banaras merely held up a mirror to the events that took place publicly and was devoid of any commentary or voiceover from the filmmakers themselves the film was effectively rejected by both the CBFC and FCAT The FCAT upheld the CBFC’s stand stating that: “The release of the film may cause not only communal disharmony but also disharmony among the members of different castes and communities” Somehow hate-mongering rhetoric by politicians is deemed permissible for all to hear during the election campaign and it is alright to show it uncensored on television too But to show these speeches together in juxtaposition to make a point obvious and to reflect upon it as an election phenomenon is deemed unsuitable for the masses Swaroop admitted in an interview at the time with PressTV that when Battle for Banaras was viewed by the CBFC in 2015 with Modi government at the center it was perceived as anti-Modi and pro-Kejriwal He also pointed out a common tendency that CBFC often is speculativein their decisions that somebody will say later that ‘why did you pass this film’? everybody was happy. 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