The hurdle began when the application for certification of the film was submitted to CBFC in March 2016. The Revising Committee of the board, however, they had refused to issue a certificate for an exhibition of the film stating that the form and content of the film were highly derogatory of humans, cult, culture, religion including but not limited to mythology.
The Producers had no option but to file an Appeal before the FCAT, which through its order dated 24.11.2016, directed the producers to carry out ten cuts/modifications and resubmit the film for its consideration. The order of the FCAT had a damaging effect on the entire theme of the movie and therefore, it was not possible for the producers to carry out those modifications hence, the same was challenged in the Delhi High Court through a writ petition (W.P.(C) 11992/2016. Mr. Shashank Garg, the lawyer fought the entire case brilliantly.
The Producers, Crossword entertainment shares “After a prolonged legal battle, we have received a judgment favoring our argument and CBFC has now issued an A certification for the movie. Justice has been served.The movie, without any cuts, is all set to be released in theatres shortly.”
The movie based on the book KashikaAssi by KashiNathSingh an award-winning author is a story that goes through the events in 1990 and 1998 including Ram Janmabhoomi movement and Mandal Commission implementation. The film stars Sunny Deol, Ravi Kishan, SakshiTanwar in leading roles and directed by Dr. ChandraprakashDwivedi.