After much ado, the Sunny Deol and Sakshi Tanwar starrer ‘Mohalla Assi’ is all set to finally see the light of the day on November 16 this year. The makers recently unveiled the motion poster of the film, announcing the release date.
The motion poster announces the cast of the film, with a devotional song dedicated to Lord Shiva playing in the background.
Check out the motion poster of the film here:
The film was reportedly submitted to the Central Board of Film Certification in March 2016, where the film apparently faced delays.
The Revising Committee of the board reportedly refused to issue the certificate for an exhibition of the film stating that the form and content of the film were highly derogatory of humans, culture and religion, including but not limited to mythology and was laden with abusive, explicit content. They also stated that the makers were misusing the freedom of expression.
Producer Vinay Tiwari then appealed to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), which in November 2016, directed the producer to carry out 10 cuts/modifications and resubmit the film for its consideration.
Contending that the FCAT order had a damaging effect on the theme of the movie, Tiwari challenged it in Delhi High Court through a writ petition. Thirteen months of appearing in court and 11 hearings later, they reserved a certificate, read a statement.
Earlier, following protests, the makers had removed a scene in which a man dressed as Lord Shiva was seen using abusive language.
The Chandraprakash Dwivedi directorial, based on Kashi Nath Singh’s book ‘Kashi Ka Assi’ that dissects the politically-charged events of 1990 and 1998 — including the Ram Janmabhoomi issue and the implementation of the Mandal Commission — was cleared with an ‘A’ certificate earlier in September