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ABCD - AMERICAN BORN CONFUSED DESI

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ABCD - AMERICAN BORN CONFUSED DESI

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 166m 34s

Release date 26/06/2013

BBFCInsight Contains infrequent strong language and moderate violence

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama, Musical

Director(s) Martin Prakkat

Cast includes Aparna Gopinath, Lalu Alex, Tovino Thomas, Jacob Gregory

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 0m 18s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/06/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ABCD – AMERICAN BORN CONFUSED DESI is a Malayalam language comedy drama about two young men who are sent to India from their comfortable New York home to learn how to live without the trappings of wealth.

Language

The film includes infrequent uses of strong language in English ('f**k'). In addition, there are bleeped and mouthed uses of strong language, as well as use of the Malayalam word 'Angadipatti'. The film also contains some mild bad language, in English, including uses of 'crap', 'bloody' and 'shit'.

Violence

The film includes a nightmare sequence during which men are seen to be gunned down in battle. This includes small spurts of blood as a man is supposedly hit by gunfire, but the sequence is quickly shown to be a dream. There are also some scenes of civil unrest, during which police use sticks to beat members of the crowd, as well as dishing out some punches and kicks.

There is a reference to a student who tried to commit suicide. The film also depicts a dead body in a hospital bed. 

Cuts information

Distributor chose to reduce uses of strong language in order to achieve a 12A. Cuts made in line with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.

Details

Title
ABCD - AMERICAN BORN CONFUSED DESI
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Kerala Partnership
Classified date(s)
28/06/2013
Main language
Malayalam
Submitted run time
166m 52s
Approved footage
14991+0
BBFC reference
AFF302093
Registration number
CFJ29341

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