British Board of Film Classification

Quick search of releases

Advanced search




Type of media Film

Approved Running time 153m 2s

Release date 30/08/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate bloody violence and injury detail

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Prakash Jha

Cast includes Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpal, Amrita Rao

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/08/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SATYAGRAHA is a Hindi political drama in which a businessman starts a mass movement to fight against corruption. It is rated 12A for moderate bloody violence and injury detail.

In one scene, a man is run over by a lorry. We see the wheels moving over his body and then we see his bloodied body as he lies in the road. Later in hospital, his body is covered with a sheet but we still see blood on his face. This scene is later repeated, but not in colour and with less detail. In another scene, a man pours petrol over himself and sets himself on fire. He runs around until others put the flames out and we see his charred face as he talks. Later we learn of his death. Towards the end of the film, a character is shot from behind with a small blood spurt, as is another character who has large bloodstains on his clothes. There is also a scene in which a policeman spits some blood from an implied blow and we see other policemen lying dead or unconscious in the street with bloodied faces and hands. We do not see their injuries being inflicted.

The film also contains a threatening reference, 'I'll rip your ass ('ghaand') open'. There are uses of mild language, including 'bloody', 'bitchslap', and a disguised use of 'son of a bitch'.

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.


Also known as
IG Interactive Entertainment Limited
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
153m 2s
Approved footage
BBFC reference
Registration number

Share this!

Facebook logo Twitter logo