"Censor Board, with the kind of guidelines that it has set for itself, is State-sponsored creative terrorism. It is not only against democratic values but also against all ethical and logical aspects of art and entertainment.
When a nation and its people lose the ability to laugh at themselves and criticise themselves, that is the first sign of impending brain death. "VEDIVAZHIPAADU" IS AN INNOCENTLY ENTERTAINING SATIRE... the official banning of which could mean the intellectual bankruptcy of our system. It is actually such draconian steps that sow all the wrong ideas in people's hearts. My heart goes out to Shambhu Purushothaman and the entire cast and crew of this movie... Hoping that the authorities would claim back their good sense..., I bet to remain. :-l."
He also posted another to his timeline whch stated likewise - "Visuals of a hapless woman getting brutally assaulted at an ATM vent (the criminal is still at large.) gets aired on prime time television. A six-year-old is gang-raped, and the police is "searching". Hidden cam footage of people making love, forcing themselves on others etc get prime time space, with ads thrown in between.
Reality shows of various hues promote and propagate blatant obscenity, without any benefit of thematic purpose. REALITY HAS NO CENSOR BOARD. And when it comes to cinema, you cannot even show a man smoking a cigarette in his residential toilet without scribbling a statutory warning on the screen. Am attaching this screenshot of a lip lock featuring Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani from the 1933 movie 'Karma'. British India had no problems whatsoever with this. And we dare to say we are an independent nation. ART IS REFLECTING. IT IS A MIRROR. PULLING A SHEET OVER THE MIRROR DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE ARE THE HANDSOMEST."
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