Tribunal revokes ban on Sri Lankan docu-drama
March 7, 2016 01:21 pm
Sri Lankan film Muttrupulliya , a docu-drama that portrays the life of the Tamil ethnic population in post-war Sri Lanka, has won its appeal with the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Chennai refused to certify it, The Hindu reported.
Directed by Sherine Xavier, a Sri Lankan national, the film was screened at the Jaffna Film Festival in Colombo, but it could not be premiered in India as the CBFC said it was “glorifying the bad effects” of the bloody conflict that killed about 100,000 people in a 23-year-long military campaign.
“The picture will affect the neighbouring country relations. It also refers to real political leaders of Sri Lanka,” said the CBFC.
Ms. Xavier along with her producer T.S. Subramanian challenged the CBFC’s decision at the FCAT, which passed a ruling in their favour on February 1 but imposed some conditions for screening in India.