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VEDALAM

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VEDALAM

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 147m 59s

Release date 21/10/2015

BBFCInsight moderate violence, occasional bloody images, suicide scene

Genre(s) Action, Drama

Director(s) Siva

Cast includes Ajith Kumar, Ashwin Kakumanu, Shruti Haasan, Lakshmi Menon

Summary VEDALAM is a Tamil action drama about a man with a mysterious past who takes on a family of criminals.

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 7m 45s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/10/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

VEDALAM is a Tamil language action drama about a man with a mysterious past who takes on a family of criminals.

Violence

Moderate action violence includes punches, kicks and blows using poles as weapons. There are also implied stabbings and shootings, but without detail.

There is sight of blood on walls, floors and characters in the aftermath of violence.

Suicide

A woman's body is found suspended by a scarf, having hanged herself in order to avoid being sold by human traffickers.

Other issues include mild bad language ('pissing' and 'hell').

There are sex references as men discuss selling women for the 'international skin trade' and describe them as 'pieces of meat'. A woman also falsely accuses a man of raping her in order to avoid his unwanted attentions.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Cuts information

The distributor chose to remove shots of strong violence and bloodshed (in this instance, beatings, stabbings, shootings, sight of blood spurts and sight of bloody injury detail), as well as detailed images of hard drug use, in order to achieve a 12A rating. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy, A 15 without cuts was available.

Details

Title
VEDALAM
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Ayngaran International (UK) Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/11/2015
Main language
Tamil
Submitted run time
155m 44s
Approved footage
13318+8
BBFC reference
AFF331795
Registration number
CFJ37745

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