Censor Certificate still evades 'MSG: The Messenger of God'

The Censor Certificate still evades 'MSG: The Messenger of God' as the correction recommended by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal were not done properly. The producers of the film have been asked to submit a fresh CD with appropriate corrections.

Ram Rahim Singh
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

The Tribunal had cleared the film on January 15 with a 'U' certificate on conditions that the producers of the film will insert two disclaimers and mute two dialogues.

A source said, "After the Tribunal cleared the film, the producers submitted the film’s CD, but the correction that were needed were not done properly. They had asked to mute the dialogue, 'Yeh toh Murde mein bhi jaan phuk deta hain' but the mute was not properly done. They have been asked to make the changes and bring it back to CBFC office in Mumbai."

The disclaimers that have been asked to be inserted have to state that the film does not intend to hurt any religious sentiments.

The spokesperson for the film, Aditya Insaan, when contacted said, "I am not sure and we are traveling for the promotion of the film. Besides, the release date has now been pushed to after January 27."

'MSG' was first rejected by the Examining Committee who felt that Ram Rahim Singh was performing miracles without substantiating them. The EC also felt it was more of a self promotion film. The film was referred to Revising Committee which again decided against clearing the film. The committee referred the film to the Tribunal as they felt the film may cause law and order problem. Also, the film promotes superstition and blind faith and may hurt religious sentiments. The Tribunal, which watched the film in New Delhi on January 15, had cleared it within 24 hours of submission.

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