The Jiiva-starrer Gypsy under national award-winner Raju Muruga’s direction, which was stuck in with the Censor Board for long, has finally got clearance with an ‘A’ Certificate. It is all set to hit the marquee on March 6.
After watching the film, the CBFC officials wanted numerous cuts and mutes and the makers appealed to the tribunal. We hear that many dialogues have been muted.
Apparently, the issue before the Censor Board was that the film seems to take a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his government, and features many events similar to those that took place in that State. There are reportedly references to real names and characters.
In an earlier interview to DC, Raju had said, “It’s a travel story, as we all know nomads do not have a permanent place to stay and wander from one place to another. Though a romantic story, it has a socially relevant theme and questions everyone in society.”
Jiiva, who portrays a folk singer, grew his hair for his character of a modern gypsy. He also learnt to play the guitar for the film.
Natasha Singh plays Jiiva’s romantic interest. Bankrolled by Ambed kumar, the movie has Santhosh Narayanan as the music composer.