An Insignificant Man makers welcome changes in CBFC, but still in fix


“Our only hope right now is the FCAT (Film Certification Appellate Tribunal). 2017-08-13T20:05:18+00:00″>
Published:August 13, 2017 8:05 pm

An Significant Man is a documentary based on Arvind Kejriwal. “Our film has already been seen by 2 CBFC committees (i) Examining Committee (ii) Revising Committee. That’s their final word on our film 3/n
— An Insignificant Man (@aimthemovie) August 12, 2017

Our only hope right now is the FCAT. That’s their final word on our film. We need urgent reforms.”

Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla had begun their journey to make An Insignificant Man by following Kejriwal on his election campaign in late 2012. Both reacted adversely to the film 2/n
— An Insignificant Man (@aimthemovie) August 12, 2017

The EC refused to talk to us while the RC asked us to get NOCs & bleep out names of Congress & BJP. Both reacted adversely to the film. Our hearing took place last month and we presented our case to the FCAT. The EC refused to talk to us while the RC asked us to get NOCs and bleep out names of Congress and BJP. We are now awaiting the final verdict from them. On Saturday, the Twitter handle @aimthemovie — which represents the film — featured the makers’ reaction on the sacking of Pahlaj Nihalani, who as the censor board chief had asked them to get a no-objection certificate (NOC) from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit and Kejriwal himself, before the movie could be granted a censor certificate. We appealed against the CBFC’s decision at the FCAT and our hearing has already taken place. Nihalani was on Friday sacked by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, which has appointed writer-adman Prasoon Joshi as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), apart from bringing in National Award winning-actress Vidya Balan as one of the board members. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App We appealed against the CBFC’s decision at the FCAT and our hearing has already taken place. Reacting to this, the makers said in tweets: “People who have been asking us if the change at the censor board will help the release of ‘An Insignificant Man’, sadly the answer is ‘No’. Top News
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— An Insignificant Man (@aimthemovie) August 12, 2017
The tweets further read: “The decision to change the censor board chief is a welcome first step towards (hopefully) overhauling India’s censorship process. So far, political films have unfortunately faced resistance from every government and every censor board in India. Fingers crossed.”

Ppl who have been asking us if the change at the censor board will help the release of “An Insignificant Man” – sadly the answer is “No” 1/n
— An Insignificant Man (@aimthemovie) August 12, 2017

Our film has already been seen by 2 CBFC committees (i) Examining Committee (ii) Revising Committee.