CBFC Reverses Certification Directive for Hindi Dubbed Regional Films, Easing Delays

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has reversed its certification directive for Hindi dubbed regional films, saving time and costs. Find out how this decision impacts the film industry.

In a significant development for the Indian film industry, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has announced the reversal of a directive issued in 2017. This directive, which mandated that all applications for certifying Hindi dubbed versions of regional language films had to be exclusively submitted to the CBFC’s Mumbai office, has now been overturned.

The new notification, dated October 18, 2023, brings about a substantial change in the certification process for regional films. Now, the certification for the Hindi versions of regional films will take place at the same CBFC office where the original film was certified.

This move by the CBFC has been met with approval and is seen as a positive step for the industry. It not only streamlines the certification process but also eliminates the need for film producers to send applications exclusively to the Mumbai office. This change is expected to result in a smoother and more efficient certification process for Hindi dubbed regional films, reducing delays and potential additional costs.

Overall, this decision reflects the CBFC’s commitment to facilitating a more filmmaker-friendly environment and enhancing the efficiency of the certification process for the benefit of the Indian film industry.


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