‘Danger to freedom of expression’; Pa Ranjith against the Cinematograph Bill

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Chennai, First Published Jul 3, 2021, 8:50 PM IST

CDirector Pa Ranjith reacts to the Central Government’s decision to amend the Nimatograph Act. Pa Ranjith demanded that the law be withdrawn as it would dangerously affect freedom of expression. The response was via Twitter.

The Cinematograph Act 2021 brought by the Central Government will eliminate the opportunity for dissent and will dangerously affect the freedom of expression and freedom of expression in cinema. This Act seeks to be repealed. Earlier, actor Surya and director Karthik Subbaraj had come out against the bill.

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The bill empowers the government to censor and re-examine images. Solar government has sought public opinion on the draft. The government is preparing to reform the film industry by bringing in legislation to intervene in OTD and social media.

The draft bill, which has just been released, gives the central government the power to intervene more in films. Even if the censor board gives permission for the film to be screened, the government will be empowered by the bill to re-examine the film if necessary. If something is found to be illegal, the government can revoke the censor board’s permission to display it.

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Last Updated Jul 3, 2021, 8:50 PM IST

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