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Bollywood Gyaan: First Bollywood Film to face censor hurdle

August 24, 2013 10:46:23 AM IST
updated May 30, 2014 6:19:33 PM IST
By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
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Censor board has always been a hurdle for filmmakers down the years. But are you aware about Bollywood's first film to face censor trouble?


Well, it was producer/director and actor V.Shantaram's silent film UDAYKAL released in 1930. The movie landed in trouble as it was based on the life of Shivaji Maharaj and depicted how Shivaji Maharaj revolted against the foreign Mughul Empire. The British censor board saw the underlining message that the movie convened to revolt against the British Empire. With Mahatma Gandhi's uprising becoming popular the British decided to ban the movie.

V.Shantaram had to face several difficulties in passing his film through censors compromising with the censor's umpteen cuts. It's reported the movie had to even change its original title which was SWARAJYA TORAN i.e. THE FLAG OF FREEDOM. The British objected to the word 'Freedom' and hence V.Shantaram altered the title as UDAYKAL.

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