“Dunki,” the highly anticipated film set to release on December 21, has recently obtained a U/A certificate after undergoing some significant modifications as per the requirements of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). According to a report by Bollywood Hungama, these changes include the addition of anti-smoking health spots and alterations to specific scenes in the movie.
The CBFC instructed the filmmakers to incorporate anti-smoking health spots at the beginning and middle of the film, emphasizing the importance of raising awareness about the hazards of smoking. This practice aligns with efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle among viewers.
Furthermore, adjustments were made to the dialogue, where a particular word was changed from ‘suitably’ to ‘immigrants’ at the start of the film. Before the interval, scenes featuring Shah Rukh Khan’s character, Hardy, riding a horse in uniform during his wedding were also ‘suitably’ modified. In a pivotal scene, a statutory warning was added, delivering a crucial message: “Suicide is not a solution to any problems.”
The filmmakers of Dunki went the extra mile by submitting documentary evidence for the statistics and other facts mentioned at the end of the movie. This commitment to accuracy adds a layer of authenticity to the storytelling.
The official censor certificate, issued on December 15, reveals that the film’s duration is 161.24 minutes, equivalent to 2 hours, 41 minutes, and 24 seconds. This comprehensive runtime allows audiences to immerse themselves fully in the captivating narrative crafted by the Dunki team.
As the release date approaches, the film promises to offer a thought-provoking and socially responsible cinematic experience. The combination of compelling storytelling, impactful visuals, and the incorporation of public health messages positions Dunki as a film that not only entertains but also engages with important societal issues.
Whether you are a fan eagerly awaiting the release or a cinephile intrigued by the nuances of film certification, Dunki’s journey to securing a U/A certificate adds an intriguing chapter to the film’s narrative. As the countdown to December 21 begins, audiences can anticipate a cinematic venture that not only entertains but also carries essential messages for a wider audience.