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17
October 2015
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THE HINDU

Ka Bodyscapes trolled by Hindutva activists

Call it the quotidian irony of the times we live in, but it’s something that has ceaselessly amused the makers of the film, Ka Bodyscapes ...

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12
July 2015
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THE TIMES OF INDIA

KaBody Scapes: exploring intricacies of gay relationship

KaBody Scapes, a Malayalam feature film written, directed and produced by Jayan Cherian.....

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13
April 2016
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THE TIMES OF INDIA

LGBT film hits Censor Board hurdle - P. Sudhakaran

'KaBody Scapes' the controversial Malayalam feature film by new York-based film maker Jayan Cherian, has been denied clearance by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), saying that it contained "sensitive gay scenes....

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12
April 2016
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THE HINDU

Censor Board refuses to clear Ka Bodyscapes - S. ANANDAN

Jayan Cherian, the New York-based director of the noted film, Papilio Buddha , has found himself on the wrong side of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) yet again.

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28
July 2016
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THE HUFFINGTON POST

This Malayalam Movie On A Gay Couple Has Been Stalled By The Censor Board - Suprateek Chatterjee

The Malayalam film Ka Bodyscapes, directed by Jayan Cherian, has been denied clearance by the Revising Committee of the Central Board Of Film Certification

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5
August 2016
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THE HINDU

A directory of what to watch, read - ARUNI KASHYAP

I was amused when I read that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify New York-based Indian poet Jayan Cherian’s film Ka Bodyscapes..

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7
August 2016
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THE ECONOMIC TIMES - ET Panache

Why CBFC refused to certify Malayalam film 'Ka Bodyscapes' - Charmy Harikrishnan

The green of Kerala glistens in the opening scene of Jayan K Cherian's Malayalam film Ka Bodyscapes. As the camera pans, a few brown men in shorts, lungis and briefs are playing in a corner, on a patch of mud, which is almost the exact shade of their skin.

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3
August 2016
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THE INDIAN EXPRESS

Body politic - Catherine Rhea Roy

The trailer of Jayan K Cherian’s new film Ka Bodyscapes has the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in knots and crosses.

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5
August 2016
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OPEN - Magazine

Ka Bodyscapes: Still the Forbidden - Shahina KK

IT IS COMMON knowledge that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) views any movie that questions the prevailing morals and values of society with suspicion.

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6
August 2016
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FIRST POST

For makers of queer cinema, getting censor clearance is still an uphill struggle - Ankita Maneck

New York-based director Jayan K Cherian had been trying to get his latest film, Ka Bodyscapes, certified since April 2016.

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8
August 2016
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CAN-INDIA

Censors refuse to certify Indie Malayalam film - Sunil

New York based Jayan K. Cherian, who directed the documentary ‘Shape of the Shapeless’ in 2010 and Papilo Buddha in 2013, is unable to ...

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3
August 2016
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DECCAN CHRONICLE

Jayan Cheriyan defends 'Ka Bodyscapes' - Ann Ipe

Right after Udta Punjab went through a range of censorship issues, a film from Kerala also went through a similar fate, but for director Jayan Cheriyan, controversies are nothing new.

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30
April 2016
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KAFILA

‘Radical’ Critics and KaBodyscapes - Jdevika

What does it mean to dissent in a world in which everyone claims to be a dissenter? What does it take to build a critical vantage-point, ..

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28
July 2016
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THE NEWS MINUTE

Censor Board refuses to certify Malayalam LGBT film, says it is 'ridiculing, insulting Hindu religion' - A TNM Staff

"It is unfortunate that CBFC is being used as a tool to propagate homophobia and sexual bigotry," the director of KaBodyscapes said.

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30
July 2016
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KAIRALI NEWS

News reported by - N M UNNIKRISHNAN

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28
July 2016
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THE WIRE

Director of Ka Bodyscapes, Denied Certification by the CBFC, to Move High Court - SHREYA ILA ANASUYA

The producer and director of the film Ka Bodyscapes, Jayan Cherian, has said that he will move the Kerala high court against the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) refusal to certify the public screening of the film.

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27
July 2016
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HINDUSTAN TIMES

LGBT film in Kerala refused certification for ‘insulting’ Hinduism - Dhrubo Jyoti

Award-winning Malayalam director, Jayan Cherian, has alleged that the censor board refused certification for his movie Ka Bodyscapes

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27
July 2016
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THE HINDU

'Ka Bodyscapes' refused certification - S ANANDAN

Taking umbrage at what it decided are “vulgar and offensive scenes,” the Central Board of Film Certification has refused to certify the public screening of Malayalam film Ka Bodyscapes,

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8
July 2016
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THE HINDU

CBFC plays villain’s role yet again - S ANANDAN

After facing severe criticism from the court for its insistence on excisions and moderations in films such as “Chaayam Poosiya Veedu” [the painted house] and “Udta Punjab”,

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