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'Zinda escaped the censors'

Subhash K Jha | January 09, 2006 16:08 IST

Sanjay GuptaThere'sgood news about Sanjay Gupta's extremely violentand darknew film Zinda: It has justgot past the censors unscathed.

"I'm amazed. The film has gone without cuts, with an 'A' certificate.They offered to give mea 'U/A' certificate if I accepted substantial cuts. I preferred to go without cuts."

"They have allowedall the violence and bloodshed, which are integral tothe film. Andforthe first time,the two mainstream heroes -- Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham -- use graphic expletives, including the 'F' word."

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Isthe censor board growing up?Gupta seems to think so. "They've shown extreme maturity in dealing with Zinda. If they had ordered me to cut the film, it would have been ruined. Surprisingly, there were three women on the censor panel and they loved the film! I'm amazed.Isuppose our cinemais growing up, and the board reflects that maturity."

Sanjay intends to release Zinda worldwide on Jan 11, "for Eid. I had toadvancethe releaseon my distributors' request. They felt Eid Wednesday was a good time to release, so we get a long weekend forthe film to grow."

ZindaThe director plans a series of media events throughout the week."Though it's a dark film, I've never felt more charged and optimistic about any of my films."

The film's soundtrack is racing up the charts too. Says Gupta, "We really slogged over the tracks. This is the first time whenSanjay Dutt and John Abraham haveshowed their musical aptitudes. They not only sing, Dutt has evencontributed to the tunes and lyrics."

He sums it all up by claiming, "Zindawasn't an easy film to make. And, let me warn you, it isn't an easy film to see."

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Sub: RE: ZINDA a rip off

Its pathetic... i man don't rip offs like this illegal...not procuring permission or anything. Man its scene by scene copy...from Oldboy. Don't u have a ...

Posted by Shubhabrata Paul

Sub: Please watch OLDBOY

Gupta says "Zinda wasn't an easy film to make. And, let me warn you, it isn't an easy film to see." Anyone who has seen ...

Posted by Roger W.

Sub: Zinda is a ripoff

Its a copy of Oldboy - What has happened to Indian movie journalists? No one seems to want to mention the source of Mr. ...

Posted by Vipul

Sub: Please watch OLDBOY first!

Sure! Anyone who has seen OLDBOY would know that it isn't an easy film to see! Appeal to all viewers...please procure a copy of the ...

Posted by Roger

Sub: Shame Sanjay Gupta!

Shame on you Mr. are a copycat... check out the Zinda trailer and synopsis, now compare it with OldBoy ( you'll know what I'm ...

Posted by Viv



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