In Honor of the New Censor Chief

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While there are many who swear by Govind Nihalni, I am more a fan of his brother Pahlaj Nihalni. This doyen of 90s movies, produced many of the most iconic films of my teenage-hood, like “Shola aur Shabnam” and “Aankhen” and “Andaaz” , giving me hours of pleasure that the boys of today, fed on an anti-cultural diet of “Baby Doll” and Honey Singh will not understand.

Thus it was with nothing but un-alloyed joy that I welcome his becoming the Supremo of the Censor Board. It’s like an old friend that has made it big, not that Mr. Pahlaj Nihalni was not big before.

Of course I am not a teenager any more. Now as a parent, I am extremely happy that the job of “maintaining the sanctity of Indian culture and values” and “preventing vulgarity” has now fallen on Mr. Nihalni, because I don’t know of many men, other than the director of the above movies( one Mr. David Dhawan) who is a bigger expert on the topic.

So here is my wishlist for the new board, using animated gifs from movies produced by the great man.

 

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I hope that now the Censor Board will be more resistant to “pressures” from above.

 

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That there will be more open communication of policies and procedures.

 

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That film-makers should not have to reach beyond just to satisfy the Censors.

 

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That Board meetings are harmonious

 

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That sufficient focus be given to the educative qualities of cinema.

 

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That decisions are taken in an informed and consistent manner.

 

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And that the censors and the film fraternity work together to give us more clean, wholesome entertainment.

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15 thoughts on “In Honor of the New Censor Chief

  1. Paresh Rawal @Babu_Bhaiyaa · 2h 2 hours ago
    Obama used SRK’s dialogue in his speech at SiriFort.After speech they played Amir’s song o mitwa sun mitwa & same day he met Salman in Saudi

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