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Omerta’s only cut is the national anthem

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Apr 20, 2018, 12:09 am IST
Updated : Apr 20, 2018, 12:09 am IST

Hansal, who has in the past, fought many brave battles with the CBFC, was ready for a long, grim fight to ensure nothing was tampered with in Omerta.

Rajkummar Rao in Omerta
 Rajkummar Rao in Omerta

Hansal Mehta’s gritty, raw, brutal and disturbing Omerta, a film about the global terror activities of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, has finally been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with an ‘A’ certificate.

Hansal, who has in the past, fought many brave battles with the CBFC, was ready for a long, grim fight to ensure nothing was tampered with in Omerta. In an earlier conversation, Hansal had pledged to not allow even a single cut.

 

However, only one major cut has been ordered.  It is the sequence where Ahmed (Rajkummar Rao) is seen urinating in prison while the Indian national anthem is playing outside.

The board has asked for the anthem to be removed from the scene.

Omerta producer Furquan Khan says, “We’ve been asked to remove the anthem and replace it with routine background music. We happily complied and walked away with an ‘A’ certificate which the film deserves.”

Omerta, which was scheduled for an April 20 release, is now being readied for a May 4 release, when it will rub shoulders with Umesh Shukla’s Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor father-son comedy 102 Not Out.   

 

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