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Subhash K Jha (DNA; May 19, 2017)
As Hollywood blockbusters go, it’s rare for the Censor Board to be lenient, given the violence in most recent films. In fact, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge has been granted a U/A certificate with no cuts.
CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani says, given a choice, he would have given the film a PG-13 rating.
He explains, “Sadly, we don’t have a PG-13 rating in India. We only have U, U/A and A. While certifying POTC5, we had the option of going either with U or U/A, but went with the latter because of its violent content. The ideal rating would be the PG-13, which warns parents to not bring children under 13 to a film. All the Pirates... films are graded 'PG13’ in the US,” says Nihalani.
He further says, “In the absence of a choice, we had to grade it as U/A, which means children are free to watch POTC5 as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Many recent Hollywood blockbusters like Fast & Furious 8, xXx 3, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Logan actually deserved PG-13. But we don’t have it here.”