OTT platforms turned best medium to release uncensored movies: Ranjith Sankar

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Meet the Directors programme at IFFK

Thiruvananthapuram: A ‘Meet the Directors’ programme held on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2022) on Saturday, saw participant filmmakers coming down heavily on censorship of films.

Malayalam Filmmaker Ranjith Sankar said that the advent of OTT platforms boded well and they may be the best medium to release uncensored movies.

“Censorship is a curb on creativity in the movies,” opined Bengali film director Amitabha Chatterjee.

He said that he did not believe in the censorship of films, adding that movies based on real-life incidents had a greater possibility of succeeding commercially.

Vignesh P Sasidharan concurred, saying, “I feel there should be no restrictions placed on filmmakers. Censorship of movies will impinge on the artistic freedom of filmmakers.”

Tamil director P S Vinod Raj, Faraz Ali and Krishnendu Kalesh were also part of the discussion which was moderated by Meera Saheb, writer and former director of IFFK.

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