Charan angry with Censor Board on Aaranya Kaandam, received ‘A’ certificate & 24 cuts
Charan unhappy with Censor Board
S.P. Charan’s sixth production venture Aaranya Kaandam, which has won the Grand Jury Award for Best Film at the prestigious South Asian International Film Festival in New York recently, has received an ‘A’ certificate with more than 24 cuts, including voice muting on the ground of profanity, showing drug abuse and violence in the climax. But this has not gone well with producer Charan. ‘Aaranya Kaandam has won a major international award and deserves something better as all of us made the film for Tamil Nadu audiences. I will take the film to the Tribunal in Delhi, and explain my viewpoint. For God’s sake, let us have a uniform censor rule,’ an agitated Charan said to a leading daily. On the other hand, people those who have seen the film say it is a pathbreaking and realistic depiction of the drug mafia in Chennai.
Aaranya Kaandam is a gangster story in a period of 24 hours. It begins from the single most decisive moment in the lives of the six protagonists and deals with the primordial instincts of man, character traits that erase the boundaries separating man from beast. The film, which introduces Bollywood’s renowned actor Jackie Shroff to Tamil films, stars Ravi Krishna and Sampath in the lead roles.


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