CBFC revising committee clears Amma Rajyamlo Kadapa Biddalu release
The CBFC has also cleared the film with a U/A certificate on Saturday after the makers have agreed to change the film's title from Kamma Rajyamlo Kadapa Reddlu to Amma Rajyamlo Kadapa Biddalu
The revising committee of the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) has cleared the release of Amma Rajyamlo Kadapa Biddalu, announced the film's director Ram Gopal Varma on his Twitter on Saturday.
Sorry sorry sorry ..Alavaatlo porapatu..I mean AMMA RAJYAMLO KADAPA BIDDALU pic.twitter.com/g2UoG1DDso— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) December 7, 2019
The CBFC has also cleared the film with a U/A certificate on Saturday after the makers have agreed to change the film's title from Kamma Rajyamlo Kadapa Reddlu to Amma Rajyamlo Kadapa Biddalu. The political satire, which was supposed to hit the screens on November 29, will now release on December 12.
The film made headlines across the Telugu States after a businessman, Indrasena Chowdary, filed a PIL plea in Telangana High Court seeking an order to defer the exhibition of the film in theatres, social media and digital platforms alleging that the content and posters of the film are defamatory towards two castes and several political bigwigs from Andhra Pradesh.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A Abhishek Reddy has put a stay on the film's release date and stated that the film's title suggests confrontation of two castes and ordered a title change. Following this, Varma, who agreed on a title change, had sought an order to instruct the CBFC to certify the film. Eventually, it was sent to the revising committee, which has finally cleared the film with minor cuts on Saturday.
Expressing a sigh of relief, producer Natti Kumar, who is overseeing Amma Rajyamlo Kadapa Biddalu's release across the Telugu States says, "The CBFC has asked us to change (or mute) some words, among them, Kamma Rajyam to Amma Rajyam, Kadapa Reddlu to Kadapa Biddalu, blur a glass containing alcohol, the speaker character's sarcastic gestures and some lyrics in the title song. It has also taken objection for using the names of YS Jaganmohan Reddy and Vijay Mallya and asked us to remove these references altogether. We have agreed to their suggestions and the film will release on December 12 across the Telugu States."
Produced by Ajay Mysore, T Naresh Kumar, and T Sridhar, Amma Rajyamlo Kadapa Biddalu is being directed by Ram Gopal Varma and Siddharth Tatolu.