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72 Hoorain director reacts after CBFC denies denying certification to film’s trailer

by Joe Bourn

Directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan 72 Hurain has been in the news ever since the makers claimed that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) denied a censor certificate to the trailer, a claim that the said film panel denied. The film is all set to hit the screens on July 7. The director claimed that they could not play the trailer in theaters because it requires a censor certificate.

3 things you need to know

  • According to the manufacturers, 72 Hurain focuses on the consequences of violent extremism.
  • The film’s co-producer Ashoke Pandit had said that the CBFC asked the team to remove certain scenes.
  • The makers are satisfied that the trailer has been cut from the film so that there is no problem.

CBFC asked the 72 makers of Hoorain to change the trailer at the ‘last minute?

Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, its director 72 Hoorain, claimed that the CBFC’s demand to change the film’s trailer came at the “last minute”. He said incorporating such changes creates “many difficulties”.

Sanjay told ANI, “The Censor Board asked for some changes in the trailer of the film just hours before the trailer was supposed to be released. We always said that since the film has received a certificate, then there shouldn’t be any problem and with the trailer. Making last-minute changes to the trailer creates a lot of difficulty.”

CBFC denies denying certification 72 Hurain motor home

After the makers alleged that the CBFC denied certification to 72 Hurain trailer, the panel called it false. “Contrary to reports, CBFC reports that the film Bahattar Hoorain (72 Hoorains) received “A” certification and the certificate was issued on 4-10-2019. Now the trailer of the said film is under due process which was applied to CBFC on 19-6-2023 and examined as per the Guidelines issued under Section 5B(2) of the Cinema Act, 1952.”

National Award winning film 72 Hurain litigation

Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s directorial, which focuses on the consequences of violent extremism, premiered as part of the Indian Panorama section at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019 in Goa. He received the ICFT-UNESCO MEDAL GANDHI Special Mention. In 2021, Sanjay won the National Film Award for Best Director for the film.

(Screengrab of 72 Hoorain official trailer | Image: Twitter)

But earlier this month, prominent religious and political leaders in Kashmir denounced the film’s negative portrayal of Muslims, saying the film “hurts the sentiments” of the community.

The film stars Pavan Malhotra and Aamir Bashir. Meanwhile, Anil Pandey and Junaid Wasi are writing it.

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