Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has licensed Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starred movie Jagga Jasoos by U/A certificate. Film’s director Anurag Basu is not happy with the decision as according to him it is a fantasy fiction which is an ideal film for teenagers.
A source close to director Basu said we are surprised what the censor board had seen in Jagga Jasoos that made it U/A certified movie. However, Pahlaj Nihalani, a CBFC member considers that the film has been certified properly. He stated, “Let the film launch. The world will witness why we declared it’s mandatory for teenagers to be accompanied by an adult.”
Previously movie ‘The Jungle Book’ had faced the same problem when CBFC had declared the children based move U/A certified movie. U/A certification means children below the age of 18 will have to go together with an adult to watch the movie.
The film was submitted for the certification on Thursday, and it was promptly cleared by the board next day without any cuts but with the U/C certificate. Apart from the U/A certification issue, there is also rumours that why CBFC had passed the movie so rapidly, without even thinking about the concerns they had with the makers of the movie.
Jagga Jasoos will be releasing on July 14th it is co-produced by Ranbir Kapoor’s Picture Shuru Entertainment and Anurag Basu’s Ishana Movies. It has various thrilling and adventurous scenes and sequences relating animals like ostriches and lions.
Starring famous actor Ranbir Kapoor and actress Katrina Kaif, Jagga Jasoos is a melodic adventure movie concerning a boy who leaves out in search of his father. At the preview launch of the movie, film’s director Basu had stated that he had prepared the film, particularly for the children.
Anurag Basu said in an interview “After watching movie Barfi my daughter considered it was an okay film. In fact, every time althrough their holiday I show them Hollywood kids films since we do not have a lot of children film in Bollywood current days. So, I sought to make a movie that children can get pleasure. So I thought I should compose a movie that family and kids can go and watch together and enjoy,” said Basu.
Last year, when the board had certified the movie The Jungle Book as U/A, Nihalani had stated the similar lines as he said for Jagga Jasoos to mitigate his conclusion. “It’s up to parents and adults to settle on how much of these special effects are appropriate for their children. Please do not go by the status of the book. See the movie and then make a decision on the appropriateness of the content for children”.
Nihalani had also safeguarded the limitation by declaring that the 3D effects were frightening and creepy as the animals appear to hop exactly at the viewers. “It’s not merely the story that concludes the certification. It’s the whole presentation of the movie, the packaging and mainly the visual special effects used to acquaint with the story. In the movie the jungle animals hopping at the audience in 3D are astonishing,” he said.