Press Trust of India
September 03, 2011 22:20 IST
(Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu))
Aarakshan, which faced country-wide protests, was a good film
about education but "unfortunately hit troubled political
situations", CBFC chief Leela Samson said today (September 3).
"It's a good film made by Prakash Jha about reservation.
That he made a film to bring to our youth, bring to the
awareness of the youth, an important subject like
reservation...," Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
chairman Leela Samson said at a function.
She said the film was actually about education. "It's
about how contract classes have almost replaced a teacher in
the school... a sad phenomenon of our times. Unfortunately, it
hit very very troubled political and other situations."
A strong supporter of teacher-student classes, Samson said
"the good teacher, the guru, is now replaced by notes and
computer programmes that don't have any energy in them. They
don't have the energy of love and affection. And this is what
the film is about."
Expressing happiness over the courts' direction to allow
the screening of the film, she said, "Thankfully for us, the
High Court and the Supreme Court have voted and passed
judgement for the constitutional right for the freedom of
Aarakshan stirred a controversy with many political
sections up in arms against its release leading to its ban in
Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.