Titli Release Date
Debutant director Kanu Behl has gotten away with murder, literally. And a lot else in his much-acclaimed film Titli.
The film which has been produced jointly by Dibakar Banerjee and Yash Raj Films, has already won huge accloads at various film international festivals. It was submitted for censorship last week. It was passed with an ‘A’ certificate.
Apparently, the Censor Board was shocked and “educated” by the outpouring of abuses expletives and profanities in the film. “We are aware of a very long list of gaalis. But the ones used in Titli are in a league of their own. They go way beyond the routine insult to mothers and sisters,” says a shocked member of the Censor Board, confessing that his colleagues and he had never heard some of these abuses.
“These are gaalis that even Anurag Kashyap and Vishal Bhardwaj are probably not aware of,” says the CBFC member.
The Censor Board member adds that the CBFC was in a dilemma as to how to deal with the torrent of profanities. “If we deleted or muted the gaalis, the entire film would have gaps in the soundtrack. Besides, this is a good film. So, the strong language is permissible,” says the Censor Board member.
The film has shocked and amazed audiences worldwide and won several accolades and awards at various film festivals. Titli, which has been produced by Dibakar Banerjee and Yash Raj Films, will now release in India on October 16, 2015. The film stars Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial and is the debut for Shashank Arora.