Vishal Bharadwaj's forthcoming rustic drama "Matru ki Bijlee Ka Mandola" has been cleared wuth a U/A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The filmmaker is glad the movie will reach a wider audience.
"I've always wanted my films to reach out to a wider audience. Finally with 'Matru...', not restricted by the A rating, I'll be able to do so. I'd like to thank the CBFC for giving this rating as it's a bright and happy film," Bhardwaj said in a statement.
The film had initially run into censor trouble with Pankaj Kapoor's character saying "Pancho", which, the CBFC felt, sounded like a Hindi expletive. However, much to the director's delight, the U/A rating makes the movie fit for family audiences, including those under 18.
With "Matru...", Bhardwaj has set out to experiment with a brighter and funnier zone by diverting from his usual serious cinema.