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Chella Pillai (Celluloid)

Chella Pillai is a film in Tamil produced by M/S A.V.M. Studios, Madras-26. It is 15332 Mts long and was certified with 20 cuts. It was given a U (Unrestricted Public Exhibition) certificate in 1955.

Language
Certificate category
Certifying regional office
Certificate number
12963
Certification Date
21/06/1955
Certified length
15332 Mts
Producer
M/S A.V.M. Studios, Madras-26
Censor Cutlist
IDReelDescription
1
1
After Mani and the other boys are shown playing marbles, delete the sequence showing their playing a game with coins. (These is no objection to the sequence at the end of this game where Mani quarrels with a young man while getting on the bicycle)
2
2
Where the boy Mani is shown playing cards, delete the picture showing him smoking.
3
2
In the dance hall, after Mani discovers the tempering with his cards, reduce to a bare suggestion the rest of the violent fighting which takes place until Mani leaves the scene. (The shots showing Mani and Pathan grappling and fighting with other are to be deleted altogether, in any case)
4
4
In Deenadayalu's shop, delete the picture and dialogue where Deenadayalu asks who that shining bright person is, (Thala Thala, Pala Pala) and Thrilokam's statement referring to Lalitha as the item about whom Deenadayalu had been bothering himself.
5
5
Delete Avatharam referring to ("our profession and code")
6
5
When Mani meets Anjalai after marriage, delete : (a) the picture of her sari slipping and Mani advancing on herm smilling eagerly : (b) the picture and dialogue of Mani and Anjalai about engaging in beauty-research, about her hair, eyes and lips and dialogue where Mani and Anjalai are seated on the bed referring to the moonlight, and the lamp which alone she does not want at that moment, and his getting up and putting it out.
7
5
Delete the picture of Lalitha with her bust in close-up, (just after the shots showing the fruits)
8
5
Delete the picture of Avatharam smelling the necklace shown to him.
9
5
Delete Avatharam's sentence "Sarkar gathers a crowd and garlands itself"
10
6
When Mani refers to the love-secrets between Manju and Laila, Romeo & Juliet, delete the references to Rama and Sita
11
8
In he Chettiar's shop, after Mani leaves, delete the picture and dialogue of Thrilokam blackmailing the Chettiar and asking for Rs.200/- in return for the false evidence that he will giveand receiving the payment
12
10
When Lalit a is described by Alpa Santhosam, delete his sentence "why only tongue, everything must have to shake"
13
10
After Nalan discovers Mani stealing, delete the entire sequence, picture and dialogue, referring to the exchanging of counterfeit currency or government currency (There is no objection to bare suggestion to Mani leaving with the money)
14
12
When the police go to Paramasivam's house and question him about the counterfeit currency, delete the sentence of the policeman (including the picture of the gesture he makes) "If he is taken to the station and asked, he will say everything himself"
15
14
Delete the picture in close-up of Lalitha sleeping on the bed before she is roused by Avatharam
16
15
When Lalitha asks Anjalai to dress up as a butler, delete the sentence "Do not go before anybody with a sari"
17
17
Delete the picture and dialogue of the police-inspector interrogating Paramasivam and saying that they had been questioning him for ten days, and he should be taken back inside.
18
18
During song 11 (Madhana Eshiyil Raja), delete the picture of Lalitha, with the camera tracking to a close-up, focussed on her bust, (against the words "Ilamai Perazhkum Ini Endrum Vaipadhundo" when it is sung for the first time.
19
19
Delete the picture and sound of the Police-inspector acting in a clownish mannerl; (a) when the police enter Anjalai's house after knocking: (b) the Inspector sitting in the side-car and urging the driver to go faster; (c) at the railway bookstall when he refers to himself as Ettumalai, and (d) when he is covered by the escaping steam from the locomotive and is prevented from catching Mani)
20
19
When Mani is escaping from the chasing policeman, delete: (a) His disguishing as policeman 501 at the book stalls, and (b) in the train compartment with the policeman's uniform in hand.

This data has been obtained from the Central Board of Film Certification. It is provided as is and no guarantees are made for its accuracy or reliability. Please contact the censor board for the original certificate and list of cuts (if any).

The Board certifies films to be one of:

  • U: Films certified U are deemed to be suitable for Unrestricted Public Exhibition.
  • UA: Films certified UA are deemed to be suitable for Unrestricted Public Exhibition but with a word of caution that Parental discretion is required for children below 12 years.
  • A: Films certified A are deemed to be suitable only for adults.
  • S: Films certified S are restricted to a Special Class of Persons (such as doctors).

Any film longer than 2000m (in 35mm celluloid format) is considered a long film. The equivalent for videos is 70 minutes in duration.

Here's a list of films with the most cuts.