The cinematograph act 1952

Cinematograph Act

Segment 1 : ACT NO. 37 OF 1952 1* [21st March, 1952.]

An Act to make procurement for the affirmation of cinematograph movies for presentation and for directing shows by method for cinematographs. Be it authorized by Parliament as takes after:-

(1) This Act might be known as the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

The cinematograph act 1952
The cinematograph act 1952

(2) Parts I, II and IV stretches out to the entire of India 1[***] and Part III reaches out to 2[the Union territories] as it were.

(3) This Act should come into power on such date3 as the Central Government might, by notice in the Official Gazette, designate:

4[Provided that Parts I and II should come into power in the State of Jammu and Kashmir just on such date after the beginning of the Cinematograph (Amendment) Act, 1973 (26 of 1973), as the Central Government might, by notice in the Official Gazette, appoint.]

1. The words “with the exception of the State of Jammu and Kashmir” overlooked by Act 25 of 1973, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 28-5-1973).

2. Subs. by Act 3 of 1959, sec. 2, for “Part C States” (w.e.f. 12-3-1959).

3. Came into power on 28-7-1952, vide S.R.O. 1066, dated the tenth June, 1952, distributed in the Gazette of India, 1952, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 945.

4. The stipulation included by Act 25 of 1973, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 28-5-1973).

Segment 2. Definitions.

In this Act, unless the connection other astute requires,-

(a) “grown-up” means a man who has finished his eighteenth year;

1[(b) “Board” implies the Board of Film Certification constituted by the Central Government under segment 3;]

2[(bb) “testament” implies the endorsement allowed by the Board under area 5A;]

(c) “cinematograph” incorporates any mechanical assembly for the representation of moving pictures or arrangement of pictures;

(d) “locale judge”, in connection to an administration town, implies the Commissioner of police;

3[(dd) “film” implies a cinematograph film;]

(e) “place” incorporates a house, building, tent and any depiction of transport, whether via ocean, land or air;

(f) “recommended” implies endorsed by tenets made under this Act;

4[(g) “local officer” means a territorial officer delegated by the Central Government under segment 5 and incorporates an extra local officer and a right hand provincial officer;

(h) “Tribunal” implies the Appellate Tribunal constituted under segment 5D.]

1. Subs. by Act 49 of 1981, sec. 2, for condition (b) (w.e.f. 1-6-1983).

2. Ins. by Act 49 of 1981, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 1-6-1983).

3.Ins. by Act 3 of 1959, sec. 3 (w.e.f. 12-3-1959).

4. Ins. by Act 49 of 1981, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 1-6-1983).

Segment 2-A. Development of reference to any law not in power or any functionary not in presence in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Any reference in this Act to any law which is not in power, or any functionary not in presence, in the condition of Jammu and Kashmir, should, in connection to that Stat, be understood as a kind of perspective to the relating law in power, or to the comparing functionary in presence, in that State.

1. Ins. by Act 25 of 1973, sec. 3 (w.e.f. 28-5-1973).


Segment 3. Leading group of Film Censors.

13. Leading group of Film Censors

(1) For the motivation behind authorizing movies for open display, the Central Government might, by warning in the official Gazette, constitute a Board to be known as the 2[Board of Film Certification which should comprise of a Chairman and 3not under twelve and not more than twenty five] different individuals delegated by the Central Government.

(2) The Chairman of the Board should get such pay and recompense as might be dictated by the Central Government, and alternate individuals should get such remittances or expenses for going to the gatherings of the Board as might be recommended.

(3) alternate terms and states of administration of the individuals from the Board should be, for example, might be recommended

1. Area 3, 4, 5, 5A, 5B, 5C and 6 subs. by Act 3 of 1959, sec. 4, for areas 3, 4, 5 and 6 (w.e.f. 12-3-1959).

2. Subs. by Act 49 of 1981, sec. 3, for “Leading body of Film Censors” (w.e.f. 1-6-1983)

3. Subs. by Act 49 of 1981, sec. 3, for “not more than nine” (w.e.f. 1-6-1983).

Segment 4. Examination of movies.

1[4. Examination of movies.— (1) Any individual wanting to display any film might in the recommended way make an application to the Board for a testament in admiration thereof, and the Board might, in the wake of looking at or having the film inspected in the endorsed way,

(i) endorse the film for unlimited open exhibition:2[***]

3[Provided that, having respect to any material in the film, if the Board is of the supposition that it is important to alert that the inquiry in the matter of whether any tyke underneath the age of twelve years might be permitted to see such a film ought to be considered by the folks or gatekeeper of such kid, the Board might authorize the film for unhindered open show with a support to that impact; or]

(ii) authorize the film for open presentation limited to grown-ups; or

4[(iia) authorize the film for open presentation limited to individuals from any calling or any class of persons, having respect to the nature, substance and topic of the film; or]

5[(iii) direct the candidate to complete such extractions or alterations in the film as it supposes vital before authorizing the film for open display under any of the previous provisos; or]

(iv) decline to endorse the film for open display.

(2) No activity under 6[the stipulation to provision (i), condition (ii), statement (iia), proviso (iii) or statement (iv)] of sub-area (1) might be taken by the Board with the exception of in the wake of giving a chance to the candidate for speaking to his perspectives in the matter.]


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