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    S Durga’s director says, I&B Ministry is doing unconstitutional, unprecedented thing

    New Delhi: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, the director of ‘S Durga’, on Tuesday said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) is doing “unconstitutional and unprecedented thing” after his movie was banned from screening at International Film Festival of India’s (IFFI) Indian Panorama section.

  • S Durga, Nude: Know all about the two films that was dropped from IFFI 2017

    In what is being seen as yet another instance of governmental censorship of creative expression in film, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (IFFI) has refused to exempt two films, Malayalam film ‘Sexy Durga’ and Marathi film ‘Nude’ from the 48th edition of the film festival. Although the jury had submitted the list to the ministry on September 21-22, but when the line was made public, these two films were

  • Sujoy Ghosh resigns from IFFI as jury head

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh has resigned as head of the jury of the Indian Panorama of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IIFI) after the final selection saw two films — “Sexy Durga” and “Nude” — excluded.

  • Manish Tewari slams ministry’s interference with IFFI jury

    New Delhi: Former Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Tuesday slammed the “interference” of the government in decisions on the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). According to reports, “Sexy Durga” and “Nude” — both films recommended by the jury — for the Indian Panorama section, were dropped from the final list approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry  Tewari tweeted: “Preposterous — That I&B Ministry got two films dropped from