Film on Mercy Killing Gets Censor Nod
RBN Web Desk: Pupa, an award winning film that addresses the issue of mercy killing, has got the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) nod, for public exhibition. Directed by Indrasish Acharya, the film was screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival last year.
The CBFC local office at Kolkata had recommended four cuts to the film. The revising committee at Mumbai, which had actress Vidya Balan as one of the reviewers, passed the film with two cuts.
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The production team believes that the censor board passed the film following the recent Supreme Court order on passive euthanasia. It was stuck with the CBFC for more than six months.
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Pupa tells the story of an Indian technocrat settled in the US, whose father slips into a coma. While doctors predict that the father has not many days to live, the reality is somewhat different. The son struggles with a moral dilemma whether to return to the US or stay back in Kolkata. His father finally dies, which triggers a debate whether the death was mercy killing or an act of murder.