Directed by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, the film had been waiting for a clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification since the past few years.
Sunny Deol’s Mohalla Assi gets 'A' certificate, to be released on 16 November
Mumbai - 21 Sep 2018 15:00 IST
After a long wait, Chandra Prakash Dwivedi's Mohalla Assi, starring Sunny Deol and Sakshi Tanwar, is finally cleared to be released. The film, that is now set to hit the screens on 16 November, had been waiting for a clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) since the past few years.
The film was first rejected by the CBFC for using some abusive words and for content that could allegedly hurt religious sentiments. The makers then approached the revising committee.
“The Revising Committee of the board, however, refused to issue a certificate for exhibition of the film stating that the form and content of the film were highly derogatory of humans, culture and religion, including but not limited to mythology and was laden with abusive, explicit content. They also stated that the makers are misusing the freedom of expression,” read an official statement.
Producer Vinay Tiwari then approached the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), which directed the makers to carry out 10 cuts and modifications in the film. Refusing to make the cuts, Tiwari then filed a writ petition in court.
“Contending that the FCAT order had a damaging effect on the theme of the movie, Tiwari challenged it in Delhi high court through a writ petition. 13 months of appearing in court and 11 hearings later, they reserved a certificate,” added the statement.
Also starring Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla, Rajendra Gupta and Mukesh Tiwari, Mohalla Assi has been cleared with an 'A' certificate.
The makers have released a motion poster of the film. It gives a glimpse of the banks of river Ganga in Banaras, where the story is based.