The Censor Board has refused to clear a Bengali film for taking potshots at the swearing-in ceremony of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Singur movement that forced the Tatas to exit the state.
Starring rebel Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman, 'Kangal Malsat' (War Cry of Poor) is directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay. It is based on a book written by eminent litterateur Mahasweta Devi's son Nabarun Bhattacharya.
"The way the honourable CM's oath taking ceremony has been shown seems distortion of history and may hurt many common people of West Bengal and create sensation (violence)," the letter issued by the Central Board of Film Certification to the film's producers, says.
The film shows a person watching the swearing-in ceremony with disdain.