India’s first sub-marine based film, The Ghazi Attack has been passed by the Censor Board after proposing two cuts to the film. Directed by debutant Sankalp Reddy, the film is based on the mysterious sinking of Pakistan Navy submarine, PNS Ghazi, during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.
Clearing the film for release in the country, CBFC asked to remove two ‘derogatory’ words from its Hindi version. The Ghazi Attack has been made in two languages — Hindi and Telugu, featuring Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Agnihotri, Late Om Puri and Rahul Singh. As per the media reports, the two ‘derogatory references’ made to Pakistanis are ‘bloody’ and ‘bastard.’ A report in DNA also quotes the board justifying the changes proposed. According to the report:
The CBFC won’t allow derogatory references to either Indians or Pakistanis. These have been removed from the Hindi version The Ghazi Attack, and the film has been certified U/A.
The trailer of The Ghazi Attack was received well by the audience. The Hindi version of the film, voiced by Amitabh Bachchan, while its Chiranjeevi who has lent his voice for the Telugu version of the film. The film is being distributed by Karan Johar. Slated for release on 17 February, The Ghazi Attack is India’s first under-water war film. Produced by Anvesh Reddy, Venkatramana Reddy, Prasad V Potluri, NM Pasha and Jagan Mohan Vancha, it has also been dubbed in Tamil.