The latest James Bond flick is finally here! Or at least most of it is -- Daniel Craig's Spectre has received four cuts, two visual, and two verbal, after passing through the Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) filters.
Those visual cuts, by the way, are -- wait for it -- kissing scenes. According to the Indian Censor Board, the passion of Craig's kisses in the latest 'Bond' film had to be diluted by cutting the amount of time the kiss actually lasted for (FYI, the same consensus was rolled out for too much lip action in the Ranbir Kapoor -Deepika Padukone starrer, Tamasha as well).
While one wonders what standards the CBFC uses to determine what is passable onscreen passion and what is not, the board is (naturally) facing more than a fair share of trolling on Twitter. Here are some hilarious tweets that have been doing the rounds all day, especially under the hashtag SanskariJamesBond:
Bond franchise to create an exclusive Bond movie suitable for passing by Indian Censor Board. Alok Nath to play the role of James Bond.â�� Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) November 18, 2015
Chikoo and milk. Shaken, not stirred.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 18, 2015
Diamonds Are For Zevar
License to Mil
Shy Another Day
You Only Live Many Times
Quantum of ShraddhaNovember 18, 2015
Censor board to cut kissing scenes? Hate Story 3 will be released in MP3 format.â�� Anurag Verma (@kitAnurag) November 18, 2015
"My name is Bond, James Bond...maachis hai kya?"November 19, 2015
Censor Board is clear.
Make in India? Good good.
Make out in India? NEVER.â�� Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 18, 2015
Pic 1: James BondNovember 18, 2015
His ringtone is the Gayatri Mantra #SanskariJamesBond— kaveri (@ikaveri) November 18, 2015
Exclusive image of Censor Board Chairman expressing shock over anti Indian Khajuraho sculptures. pic.twitter.com/mU743xzrfqâ�� Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) November 18, 2015
Censor Board approved kiss for James Bond pic.twitter.com/ch6f5Pd9ZPâ�� Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) November 18, 2015
Censor Board cuts length of James Bond's kisses. Because, in India, love is private, hate is public.â�� Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 18, 2015
Coz the Censor Board believes that true Indian culture is to screw you without any foreplay. What a joke this is! https://t.co/HdmKCkaWv9â�� Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) November 18, 2015
The spy who tied me a rakhi #SanskariJamesBond— Soumik (@bangdu) November 18, 2015
"No kissing, no kissing, only seeing, only seeing" - Censor Boardâ�� Sonali Thakker (@SonaliThakker) November 18, 2015
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