Published On : Mon, Oct 24th, 2016

RTI view: Censor Board certified 31636 films in past 2 years


Nagpur: For the curious movie buffs who want to keep a tab on the number of films released in a year, the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) or commonly called Censor Board had a gigantic task of certifying a whopping 31636 films including Indian feature films, foreign feature films, videos in the past two years i.e. 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013 and 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015. The feature films passed by CBFC include celluloid, video and digital and were certified under different categories such as “U,” “UA,” “A” and “S.”

The information was shared by CBFC in an RTI reply in response to a query posed by RTI activist Abhay Kolarkar.
The Censor Board, headquartered in Mumbai, is headed by Pahlaj Nihlani as its Chairman and Anurag Shrivastava as Chief Executive Officer. The CBFC also comprises of other 15 top officials of various categories including Regional Officers and are based in different key cities.

In the period from 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013, the CBFC certified a total of 15016 films including 1253 celluloid feature films, 7779 videos and 5984 digital films. At the same time, the Censor Board put 9410 products under “U” category, 4737 under “UA” certification, and under “A” category. There were no certifications under “S” category.

In the period from 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015, a total of 16620 products went under scrutiny of Censor Board. The figure includes 82 celluloid feature films, 6632 videos and 9906 digital feature films. As far as certification of all the films is concerned, 10562 were placed under “U” class, 5183 “UA” and 875 “A” category.