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India banned “Sadda Haq” Punjabi movie based on events of 1980-90s Punjab

November 5, 2012 | By

Chandigarh/Punjab (November 05, 2012): According to media reports Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to grant clearance to a Punjabi film titled “Sadda Haq” that reportedly depict real life events 1980-90s Punjab.

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), a Statutory body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, regulating the public exhibition of films under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act 1952.

“Banning the film’s release, the Censor Board has not passed it owing to representation of certain events portrayed in the film that the Board has found to be objectionable” reports Times of India (TOI).

“History repeats itself when mistakes committed in history are not checked and improved upon. So, we were hoping this film turns out to be an eye-opener for everyone, the government and the people,” says Kuljinder Singh Sidhu, scriptwriter of the film who also played a crucial role in it, “There are two plots in this film. The first portrays times of militancy and the second reveals the viewpoint of today’s youth pertaining to those times”.

Claimed to be the first fictionalized film in Punjabi cinema based on true life events, Sadda Haq, directed by Mandeep Benipal, had gathered a decent buzz online since its started production in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, on Baisakhi this year. The film also stars Parmod Matho, Dinesh Sood, Dhriti Saharan, Gaurav Kakkar.

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