One of the much awaited movies of this week ‘The Jungle Book’, which released on 8th April, has been given U/A certificate by the Censor Board. The Central Board of Film Certification’s Examining panel felt that in some scenes of the movie the 3D graphics and sound effects were too scary for young children. A U/A certificate means that parents require to accompany the children under the age of 12 to watch the movie. Censor Board Chief Pahlaj Nihalani has stated, “Just as a warning is given for a rollercoaster ride, the examining panel felt that the movie could be too scary and has suggested that parents decide if it is appropriate for small children to watch. The animals leap out from the screen and the sound effects can be scary. Let the parents decide.”
However, the decision was greatly criticised by many people on social websites and became a much debated topic. Bollywood producer Mahesh Bhatt called it a shame on the country.
Meanwhile this much loved movie of Jon Favreau has received a “parental guidance”, or PG rating in the United States.