What made the Censor Board walk out of Raveena Tandon’s Maatr screening?



Raveena Tandon makes a fully fledged comeback through the social drama, Maatr that deals with women safety and child abuse, and is quite hard-hitting in the portrayal of the depiction of social evils. Maatr has Raveena Tandon go on a revenge-seeking spree after her daughter gets raped. However, the content of the movie has not managed to impress Pahlaj Nihalani and his Censor Board, if reports are to be believed.

As per a report in DNA, the Censor officials walked out of the screening of the movie, ten minutes after it began. The reason? Apparently, they felt they were not given the right idea by the makers about the content of the movie. A source close to the Censor Board revealed, “We were given a copy of the screenplay prior to the screening, so we know what to expect and which areas in the storytelling need our intervention. In this case, we realised in ten minutes that we were being shown a different film from what we had been given at the script level. So the screening had to be stopped.” Hmmm, just wondering if the officials get the time to read the screenplays of all the movies they watch before they get to watch the movie. And since when do our film-makers do ever follow the script to the T?

However, the producer of Maatr, Anjum Rizvi, has a different tale to narrate about what happened. He said, “The censor screening had to be stopped due to technical reasons. We are showing the film to the Board again.” Wondering what is true and what is not…

Earlier, the Board also found objections with the content of the movie’s trailer, as the producer revealed to DNA, “Unless you show such scenes, how do you convey to the audience what the film is all about? Without these scenes, the film looks flat. CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) guidelines state that violence and blood cannot be shown in trailers seeking a ‘U’ or ‘UA’ rating. If insisted upon, it will get an ‘A’ certificate. We wanted to release the trailer in the coming week, so we had to cut some shots, redo it and finally, we got an U/A.”

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/what-made-the-censor-board-walk-out-of-raveena-tandons-maatr-screening/

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