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Don’t Fuss: Nihalani on U/A Certificate for the Angry Birds Movie

Internationally too, the film has been given a PG rating.

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<i>The Angry Birds Movie </i>has received a U/A certificate. (Photo: The Angry Birds Movie’s Facebook <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AngryBirdsMovie/photos/pb.711678435569131.-2207520000.1463558379./988077261262579/?type=3&amp;theater">page</a>)

Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani says the upcoming Hollywood project ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ has been given an U/A certificate, which is suitable for the film based on its content.

Nihalani said the animated movie was rated PG (parental guidance) internationally and they have certified the India release as U/A sans any cuts.

We have certified the film as U/A. That’s the committee’s decision. In fact, internationally too, the film has been given a PG rating which means children should watch it under adult supervision. The rating is according to the requirements the film met. We have passed the film without any cuts. 
Pahlaj Nihalani
Previously, The Jungle Book was given an U/A certificate as it was “too scary” for the children.

Nihalani said people should not jump to conclusions going by the Indian rating and should watch the film to understand why it was given the necessary certificate. The censor chief said there should be no fuss regarding the U/A certificate as a child will anyway watch a film with an adult.

The film was certified long back. If the makers had any objection they would’ve gone to the revising committee. But even they know the right certification the film deserves. People should first watch the film and then discuss if the certificate is justified or not. Jumping to conclusions even before the film is out is unfair. 
Pahlaj Nihalani
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In March, Red, the lead bird in the movie was named an honorary UN ambassador to encourage young people to “go green” and take steps to tackle climate change.

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Red is now an honorary ambassador for <i>International Happiness Day</i>. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube Screengrab)
Red is now an honorary ambassador for International Happiness Day. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube Screengrab)

(With inputs from PTI)

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