Bollywood’s Tale of Caution: Disclaimers & Statutory Warnings !

Bollywood- our adorable Hindi Film Industry– is always hounded by unforeseen forces for all the unexpected reasons and that is why it never shies away from extending a note of explanation or apology before venturing into the mundane storytelling business. Here is a list of oft encountered 5 such  Disclaimers and Statutory Warnings .

#1 Pulp Fiction

All the characters and incidents in this film are imaginary, resemblance to any person dead or alive is purely coincidental. Bollywood is entangled with these lines! Yet the audience loves to transcend beyond such frivolous disclaimer and succumbs to sobs and snuggles over coke and popcorn! Under special scenarios these generic lines are followed by other cautionary words –  Neither the producer nor the director nor the artists , intend to outrage, insult , wound or hurt any religion or the religious sentiments, beliefs or feelings of any person(s) or class or community.

#2 No Smoking

Even though fiction, Bollywood never have the luxury to take themselves easily. Being the messiah of social decorum  Cigarette smoking is injurious to health and even at times Alcohol consumption is bad for health has to be warned at the slightest pretext .

#3 Tobacco Road

Bollywood’s artistic liberties are curtailed by tobacco troubles and hence, Tobacco use leads to cancer, heart attacks, lung disorders and other deadly disease. The characters shown in this film or programme do not support the use of any type of tobacco product such as Bidi, Cigarette, Kahini, Zarda etc, or their promotion in any manner. 

#4 To Kill a Mockingbird

With PETA, MFA, WSPA etc hovering over your head a ‘Hatthi Mera Saathi’ is a story of distance past. Bollywood  jumps over to claim The film is generated by shooting and computer graphics and no cruelty had been inflicted on the animal during the process of shooting. Even at times mentioning that the onscreen presentation is a result of CFX, VFX and other X, Y, Z’s of techincal knowhow!

#5 Parental Guidance

Well if the parents cannot resist the temptation of having the company of Bollywood that is not so suitable for the kiddos then our Hindi film industry hates being held responsible for such irresponsible parental behaviour and that’s why it screams aloud  : The film has been certified U/A. We advise parental guidance due to violence in the film  (the word violence can be replaced for ‘sexual content’ , ‘inappropriate content’ etc.)
 Can you think of  any other disclaimer/ warnings that appears in movies? Please do share 🙂

Please feel free to lash out or appreciate.

© Cinejuana

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3 Responses to Bollywood’s Tale of Caution: Disclaimers & Statutory Warnings !

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