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SOUND THOMA - FINANCIALLY SOUND BUT...

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SOUND THOMA - FINANCIALLY SOUND BUT...

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 152m 38s

Release date 26/04/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director(s) Vyshakh

Cast includes Dileep, Mukesh, Musthafa, Namitha Pramod, Nedumudi Venu

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/04/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

'SOUND' THOMA - FINANCIALLY SOUND, BUT... is a Malayalam language comedy romance about a man called Thoma who was born with a cleft palette. He proves his worth when his moneylender father gets into trouble. The film is rated 12A for moderate violence.

The majority of the violence is slapstick in nature but two scenes involve a policeman brutally beating up Thoma and his father. There are some kicks and punches, some shown in slow motion, resulting in blood on Thoma's face and shirt. At one point the policeman bashes Thoma's head into a car bumper and a tree, then takes off his belt and viciously lashes Thoma's elderly father. Thoma fights back using a wooden club, which draws blood, but with no sight of any injury detail.

Thoma has a speech impediment because of his cleft palate, but he is never mocked or made to feel inadequate by any other character. He is clearly the hero of the film, and it is a positive portrayal of a person with speech difficulties.

The film also contains an introductory warning about the dangers of using alcohol and tobacco, accompanied by slightly gory still images of diseased lungs and underweight babies. After the interval the warning continues, showing a man smoking and an X-ray illustrating his tarred-up lungs, followed by a sponge being wrung out and tar oozing out.

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.

Details

Distributor(s)
Ashirvad Cinemas
Classified date(s)
23/04/2013
Main language
Malayalam
Submitted run time
152m 38s
Approved footage
13737+0
BBFC reference
AFF300186
Registration number
CFJ28794

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