RADHA FILMS LTD Vs. WEST BENGAL BOARD OF CENSORS
LAWS(CAL)-1951-2-28
HIGH COURT OF CALCUTTA
Decided on February 06,1951

RADHA FILMS LTD. Appellant
VERSUS
WEST BENGAL BOARD OF CENSORS Respondents


Referred Judgements :-

REX V. ELECTRICITY COMMISSIONERS [REFERRED TO]
KING V. LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL [REFERRED TO]
PROVINCE OF BOMBAY VS. KHUSHALDAS S ADVANI SINCE DECEASED AND AFTER HIM HIS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE A GOVINDRAM KHUSHALDAS AND B RAMCHAND KHUSHALDAS [REFERRED TO]



Cited Judgements :-

SASHI BHUSAN RAY VS. PRAMATHA NATH BANDOPADHYAY [LAWS(CAL)-1966-6-4] [REFERRED TO]
S VENKATACHALAM IYER VS. STATE OF MADRAS [LAWS(MAD)-1956-9-10] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

Bose, J. - (1.)This is an application under Article 226 of the Constitution and Section 45 of the Specific Relief, Act for cancellation of an order of suspension of the Censor Certificate of the film entitled "Section 109", alleged to have been passed by the Respondent West Bengal Board of Censors constituted under the Cinematograph Act 1918 and having its office at 1 Lal Bazar Street, Calcutta.
(2.)On the 12th June 1950 the petitioner produced a movie picture entitled "Section 109", and on the 20th June 1950 applied for a Censor Certificate in respect of the same. On the 26th June 1950 the film was exhibited before two Inspectors of the Censor department but apparently they were not favourably impressed with the film & so the film was exhibited before the full board of Censors consisting of 12 members for their examination, on the 11th July 1950. The full board of Censors passed the film, but as according to the petitioner there was delay in issuing the certificate, the Managing Director of the petitioner interviewed Mr. R. Gupta the Home Secretary of the Government of West Bengal who was also a member of the Board of Censors and through his intervention succeeded in having the Censor Certificate issued on the 14th July, 1950.
(3.)Thereafter on or about the 18th August 1950 the film was released in three houses in Calcutta 'Minar', 'Bijoli' and 'Chhabighar' and also at certain Mofussil houses and it continued to run in Calcutta until 21st September, 1950.


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