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Tsunami trapped in a censor whirlpool

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Raju Patil, a Civil engineering diploma holder, is making his debut both as actor and producer through the action film Tsunami. Although the film is complete and ready for release, this young actor-producer is faced with a deadlock and is unable to get his film cleared from the Censors. Raju is literally running from place to place, knocking on the doors of the Censor Board to get a clean chit.

When the regional Censor Board at Bangalore saw Tsunami, they suggested 4 cuts plus an 'A" certificate. Disappointed, he appealed against the verdict with the Revising committee but to his frustration they gave him 14 cuts and an 'A" certificate. Now, Raju has approached the Delhi Tribunal and they will deliver their judgment next week.

Raju, a first-time producer, sold his 10 acre property and two flats to raise Rs. 1.5 crore to make the film. He also borrowed money from his friends and now feels very disappointed with what he believes is the hostile conduct of the Censor Board. Raju says that although there are hardcore action scenes in the film, he has not shown any bloodcurdling sequences. So what could be making the Censors so wary? Apparently, the film has some harsh dialogues focused at our neighbour, Pakistan. Obviously, the Censors do not want any more trouble at a time when India and Pakistan are engaged in a war of words post 26/11.

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