After ‘Udta Punjab’, the makers of ‘Great Grand Masti’ have now approached a Tribunal to demand justice. The Censor Board of Film Certification has run into trouble yet again as the makers of GGM were not happy with the cuts the board made. In yet another decision the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (a.k.a The Tribunal) upturned all the cuts ordered by the CBFC.
A source close to the makers of ‘Great Grand Masti’ says, “The Examining Committee (EC) had found many scenes and dialogues in ‘Great Grand Masti’ highly vulgar and objectionable. Rather than going to the Revising Committee (RC), the makers of ‘Great Grand Masti’ went straight to the Tribunal appealing for a restoration of the cuts. The Tribunal asked to be shown three recent sex comedies ‘Mastizaade’, ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum 3’ and ‘Grand Masti.’ Based on the content that was allowed in these three sex comedies the Tribunal restored most of the cuts in ‘Great Grand Masti’ and passed the film with an ‘Adults’ certificate.”
All the cuts ordered by the EC have been restored and the Tribunal has asked the makers of the film to make their own cuts. Says a source, “The makers were given the prerogative to take voluntary cuts. They made 6-7 token cuts and came back to the Tribunal who passed the film without further delays. After the honourable High Court’s verdict on the cuts in ‘Udta Punjab’ and the Tribunal’s ‘voluntary cuts’ for ‘Great Grand Masti’, the CBFC has been reduced to a mere rubber stamp.”