RBN Web Desk: The Delhi High Court has finally cleared Chandra Prakash Dwivedi’s film Mohalla Assi, with one cut and an A certificate, ending a tussle that lasted for over two years. The film has Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, and Ravi Kishan in major roles.
Shooting of the film, based on novelist Kashi Nath Singh’s book Kashi Ka Assi, had started in 2011.
Trouble began when the producers applied for the certificate of exhibition from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The board’s revising committee refused the certificate stating that the film’s form and content was derogatory to humans, religion and culture, and mythology. What followed is a prolonged legal battle.
Producer Vijay Tiwari said that a judgement has now been issued in their favour and they can hopefully release the film before Holi.
Mohalla Assi, according to reports, has explicit and abusive content. The producers appealed before the film appellate tribunal after the censor board denied them the exhibition certificate. The tribunal asked them to carry out 10 modifications/cuts and reapply for the certificate.
The producers then moved Delhi High Court, contending that the tribunal’s order would have a damaging effect on the film’s theme. The court ordered only one cut in the film.
Sunny Deol, who badly needs a hit to revive his sagging career, has pinned high hopes on the film.