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Dissolution of the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal in India

INTRODUCTION Film Industry in India is one of the biggest film industries in the world. The revenue generated from this industry is valued at 70 billion Indian Rupees, which was recorded in 2020 (1). Both digital and OTT platforms have contributed largely since the Lockdowns in the whole world affecting the traditional film experience. Film … Continue reading Dissolution of the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal in India

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The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021: The Debate of Rights V. Piracy

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting recently announced the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 (‘Bill’, hereinafter). The bill has been aimed ‘to tackle the menace of film piracy’, and comes as an amended iteration of the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2019 which received severe backlash from the industry experts. However, even the amended bill finds itself shrouded … Continue reading The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021: The Debate of Rights V. Piracy

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Fate of PM Narendra Modi

Directed by Omung Kumar, this upcoming Indian biographical movie ‘PM Narendra Modi : Story of a Billion People’ which has been produced by various Producers namely, Suresh Oberoi, Sandip Ssingh, Anand Pandit, Archana Manish and Zafar Mehdi is currently facing controversies  during Lok Sabha Elections, 2019. It all started when the official trailer of the movie … Continue reading Fate of PM Narendra Modi

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Is Censorship a Necessary Evil?

With more than 1000 films being released every year, in India censorship of films has not only been a debate in the legal fraternity but also a topic of discussion at the family dinner table. The recent delay and cuts in the movie “Padmavati” is just one of the many examples of censorship in India. … Continue reading Is Censorship a Necessary Evil?

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Viacom 18 Media Private Limited & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.

“It should always be remembered that if intellectual prowess and natural or cultivated power of creation is interfered without the permissible facet of law, the concept of creativity paves the path of extinction; and when creativity dies, values of civilization corrode.” Introduction The cinema has always been a sphere of constant debate over the subject … Continue reading Viacom 18 Media Private Limited & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.

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