Hyderabad: An ‘A’ certificate for a movie means that only adults are supposed to watch it, but due to the absence of supervision in multiplexes minors watch them without any idea about its consequences.
The recent film Arjun Reddy which was issued an ‘A’ certificate has already built a large fan base among youth although parents are apprehensive about the use of expletives in the film.
Uma Mahesh, a parent said, “A film is given adult certification for a reason and it should be enforced. If young minds are exposed to adult movies it can lead to crimes against women. There should be a check on who is entering theatres.”
Police claims that it is an act punishable by the law. Cyber crime police ACP Raghuveer says, “It is a cognisable offence under the Cinematograph Act, 1956. Theatre owners should check the age of viewers who enter movie halls or else it could lead to three years imprisonment for them.”
Psychologists claim that it is not just crime which is inspired by movies but inappropriate behaviour too.
Counselling psychologist Diana Monteiro says, “Cinema is not reality but minors fail to realise it. They will grow up with messed up ideas of what is appropriate and inappropriate. Their thoughts will fall into place after they grow up and they will exhibit it in society and to the opposite gender.”
Psychologists say that if minors consider copying hairstyles and attire trendy they will follow mannerisms and language too.
Deepthi Rao, a psychologist said, “It might not be a big crime but even arguing with a teacher or stalking somebody can be an act inspired by films.”
Multiplex owners claim that it is the responsibility of oneself to follow certification. Binod, an employee of IMAX, Prasads says, "We cannot stop children from coming in. It is their responsibility. Many parents bring children for adult movies. With online booking and rush on weekends it is difficult to manage students and check the IDs of everyone."...