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AARAMBAM artwork


Type of media Film

Approved Running time 150m 1s

Release date 30/10/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence and threat

Genre(s) Action, Crime, Thriller

Director(s) Vishnuvardhan

Cast includes Ajith Kumar, Arya, Nayanthara, Tapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 5m 0s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/10/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

AARAMBAM is a Tamil language action film with English subtitles. It follows a computer programmer who is lured to the big city on the pretense of a job, only to find that he is a pawn in the game of a seemingly mad bomber who is terrorising the city. It was originally rated 15 for strong bloody violence and threat. However, after several cuts were made, this reduced version of the film was rated 12A for moderate violence and threat.

There are a number of gun battles, although there is little sight of blood. There are also some scenes of fighting, including heavy punches and kicks. In one scene a man is being interrogated and is punched in the face and threatened with a gun.

The film also contains some moderate bad language, including a man calling a woman a 'bloody bitch', and some mild sex references and innuendo.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.

Cuts information

Prior to formal submission, the company made a number of reductions to violent elements throughout, in an attempt to achieve a 12A classification (the uncut version of the film had previously been classified 15). However, additional cuts were required to further reduce several violent scenes, in order to secure the requested 12A classification. Cuts required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A 15 classification without cuts was available.


Ayngaran International (UK) Ltd
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