Kamal Haasan beats Bill Cinematograph, asking everyone to speak for creative freedom

Kamal Haasan took to Twitter on Monday, June 28, to urge everyone to speak freely about the text of the Cinematograph Bill (Amendment) 2021 which allows the government to directly intervene in regulating cinema narratives in the country.

According to this framework, the Center will have the capacity to re-evaluate films already approved for public display by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

If the institution feels that the film contradicts the interests of sovereignty and national integrity, it may review the CBFC decision.

The Department of Information and Broadcasting released the draft Cinematograph Bill (Amendment) 2021 Bill to the public and sought public comment before submitting it to Parliament.


Kamal Haasan won the hearts of the audience while speaking to an anti-cancer fan over a video call. On Monday, June 28, the Vishwaroopam actor took to Twitter to criticize the draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021.

Kamal Haasan feels that the proposed amendments to the Cinematograph Act of 1952 will limit the creative freedom of filmmakers.

Asking everyone to raise their voices, Kamal wrote, “Cinemas, the media and writing books cannot be the three most prominent Indian monkeys. Seeing, hearing and talking about the evil that is to come is the only cure against destructive attempts and undermining democracy.

Please take action, express your concern for freedom and liberty. @MIB_India # cinematographact2021 #raiseyourvoice (sic). ”


Speaking to The News Minute, award-winning filmmaker Vetri Maaran also criticized the draft Cinematograph Bill (Amendment) 2021.

He was of the view that with this kind of legislation, there would be only one issue – to support the government. He said, “If I have 10,000 people ready to do what I ask them to do then I can influence the outcome of any film.

I can have protests, file complaints, go to court. With this new loan, filmmakers’ freedom and film revenue will be affected.

Already the governing body has the greatest power in producing art. With this kind of law, there will be only one issue that supports the government. You can be a pro-government filmmaker or not speak at all. “


According to the 2021 Cinemtograph Bill (Amendment), the institution will have the power to request the CBFC to review a permit granted to a public exhibition film if it finds that its content violates Indian sovereignty and integrity, and foreign relations, civil order, morality, or morality, or it may provoke the execution of any offense. It also has new categories of film classification and crime prevention services.

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