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Phantom Films Pvt. Ltd. v The Central Board for Film Certification

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The Bombay High Court observed in the case of Phantom Films Private Limited and Another v. The CBFC and Another, that the movie Udta Punjab does not breach our societal norms and that the audience is mature enough to learn the ultimate lesson that drugs aren’t good for us rather than learning to abuse more drugs. The latest operative order in the riveting courtroom face-off between the makers of the film Udta Punjab and the Central Board of Film Certification, partially allowed the writ petition of Phantom Films pursuant to the prior Judgment of this Court. The court held that the decision of the CBFC is quashed and set aside, with the exception of one cut and an alteration in the disclaimer. The Respondents were directed to certify the film for viewing by Adult audiences. The prayer on behalf of the Respondents for stay of the Order was refused considering in mind the investment for creation, promotion and exhibition urged by the counsel for the Petitioners.

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