Censor cuts bleeds producer
‘Raktham’ an internationally acclaimed Indian film in Telugu language which won four international awards and multiple nominations in prestigious film festivals around the globe was denied ‘U’ certificate on flimsy grounds. The clean film with no violence or sex is based on human rights issues with the backdrop of social revolutionaries. The film basically questions whether bloodshed is required for social transformation?
The Regional Censor Board of Hyderabad in a letter to the producer/director Rajesh Touchriver who is national award-winning director has not only denied ‘U’ certificate but also demanded unreasonable cuts that will damage the entire essence of the film. Touchriver expressing his deep regrets stated ‘it is as if they were desperate to find some faults’ where there was none.