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Aasai (Celluloid)

Aasai is a film in Tamil produced by M/S Natesh Art Pictures, Madras-10. It is 17136 Mts long and was certified with 9 cuts. It was given a U (Unrestricted Public Exhibition) certificate in 1956.

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Certified length
17136 Mts
M/S Natesh Art Pictures, Madras-10
Censor Cutlist
During the picturisation of song No.3 (dance by Sundari and Valli) delete all the picture shots of the two dancers in close-up, with the camera focussed on their bust, wherever it occurs. (No objection to mid-long as long-shots) delete also the picturisation of the dancers kicking up their skirts and the skirts rising up exposing their logs, the hip jerking by Valli and the bust jerking by Sundari.
When Sundari and Shekar are seatch in the garden, delete the picture of Sundari in low-cut jacket with the camera focussed on her bust in close-up (from where she speaks about "Mudhal Sandippu" on wards.)
After Valli takes out her dagger to threaten Veeran, reduce the rest of the sequence to a bare suggestion. (The fight and the grapping, ending with Valli being strangled to death.)
Delete the picture of Sokki being flogged by Veeran, including the close-up inserts of her tortured face. (No objection to her standing tied up and being interrogated)
Reduce the fight between Veeran and Shekar, and of the mirasadar's men and Veeran's men. (The fight with the whips is to be reduced to a bare flash)
(a) When Nityananda shouts at Shekar and Sundari, delete the expression "Dombarava pindamey" and "Kura Kazhudhey" used by him at Sundari:(b) When Nityananda is speaking to Amritam, delete his reference to Sundari as "Dombarav Kazhudhey"
Reduces substanially the fight between shekar and Veearn.
When Nityananda sends out Sundari, delete his statement "You have got beauty. People would not make offering to Tirupathi but will give you plenty of money.
In song No.11, delete the line reference to Tirukadayur as "Is this the town which is know as that of cheats?"

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.

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