Marina Puratchi, a Tamil film on the massive 2017 protests in the state seeking nod to hold the traditional bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, has been referred to the Censor Board’s Revision Committee.
The movie sent for certification to the regional office of the Central Board of Film Certification by the film makers about a week ago has already been seen by the examining committee which usually comprises of four members. “Marina Puratchi is a film on the pride, sentiments, culture and uprising of the Tamil people. I am confident that the Committee will give an opportunity to the Tamil people to see the movie,” said director M S Raj.
The filmmaker confirmed that the Board has intimated to him that the movie would be seen by the Committee for certification. Neither denying nor confirming the move, an official at the CBFC’s regional office here said nothing could be spelled out now when the certification was under process. The movie, according to the makers, chronicles the struggle of 10 lakh Tamil people to get their ‘cultural right’ of conducting the bull taming sport upheld by the authorities.