Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s film Rakshabandhan is in a lot of discussions these days. The film, which was released in the past, has become the first film to get a U certificate after five years. This is the first film after the 2017 film Hindi Medium, which has got a certificate in this category.
However, the film Lal Singh Chaddha, which was released along with Raksha Bandhan, has been given a UA certificate. In such a situation, the question in everyone’s mind is why these films released together have been given different types of certificates.
So let us know in this report about the different certificates that Indian films get-
Movies have to go through several stages before their release in theatres. The film goes through an important phase once it is ready, in which CBFC i.e. Censor Board for Film Certificate plays an important role. In fact, before the release of the film, the censor board gives different certificates to the films based on the content shown in it. A total of 4 types of certificates are issued by the Censor Board.
A (Unrestricted) or U Certificate
This certificate is given to those films which can be seen by all categories of audience. Films that have achieved this certificate can be watched with family without any hesitation. in such films
A/W or U/A Certificate
Movies that have earned this certificate can be watched by children under the age of 12 with their parents.
A (adult) or A certificate
Movies with A certificate can only be viewed by adult viewers. Such films usually have content with bold scenes or adult comedy.
V (Special) or S Certificate
This certificate is given for a specific audience. For example, films showing only doctors or army personnel will be given this certificate.