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RTI reveals Censor Board of Film Certification banned 793 films in 16 years

In response to an RTI query, the Censor Board of Film Certification said that is has banned a total of 793 films from the year 2000 to 2016. These include 586 Indian films & 207 foreign films. 231 Hindi films, 96 Tamil films, 53 Telugu films, 39 Kannada films, 23 Malayalam films, and 17 Punjabi films were refused certifications. Besides, 12 films each in Bengali and Marathi were also banned.