Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming movie ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ has received an ‘A’ certificate from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). This news has upset the movie’s director Vishal Bhardwaj.
The reason that the movie received an ‘A’ certificate is that in the film, Pankaj Kapoor’s, who plays the character ‘Mandola’, has a habit of saying the word, 'Paincho Paincho' in the film, which sounds very close to an abusive term in Hindi.
Vishal Bhardwaj has decided to oppose this decision and will be taking the issue to the Revising Committee on December 17.
“Don't kill the flavor of the region for one word that sounds like a gaali as it is not an adult film. I will request the Censor Board to have a look at the film again. The phrase isn't offending at all... in fact, it's amusing. Society has to come out of this hypocrisy,” said Vishal Bhardwaj to TOI in an interview.
“I have not accepted the 'A' rating by the regional officer and I'm taking it to the Revising Committee. I would request the Board to look at the intention. 'Paincho Paincho' is actually quite musical. There is an extremely popular family restaurant in Bandra called Papa Pancho. Society has accepted that, then why not in the film?” he further added.
‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ is touted to be a drama comedy set in a rustic village of Haryana. The movie is about Harry Mandola (Pankaj Kapur), a wealthy industrialist who loves his drink, his daughter Bijlee (Anushka Sharma) and the unusual bond they both share with Harry’s man Friday, Matru (Imran Khan).
The movie also stars Arya Babbar, who plays Anushka Sharma’s finance Baadal, the son of a powerful politician Chaudhari Devi played by Shabana Azmi.
The movie is set to release on January 11, 2013.