With reference to the various categories assigned by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) aka Censor Board, consider the following statements:
1. The ‘UA’ category implies for unrestricted public exhibition
2. The ‘S’ Category implies for exhibition to restricted audience such as doctors
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
Censor Board or the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is a statutory body set up under the Cinematograph Act of 1952.
The main regulating body for the Indian filmmaking industry, the CBFC certifies the suitability of films for public viewing by screening them and assigning them categories:
‘U’ for unrestricted public exhibition,
‘A’ for restricted exhibition for adults,
‘UA’ for unrestricted public exhibition with parental guidance for children below 12 years, and
‘S’ for exhibition to restricted audience, for instance doctors.
All films – foreign, Indian, feature, or documentary – must obtain CBFC certification before being screened or broadcast.
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