What is The Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) 'S' certification?
Are there any S certified movies?
CBFC stands for Central Board of Film Censors,Pakistan or Central Board of Film Certification, India. As the question is tagged "bollywood", I am taking it as the latter one. It is a referred to as censor board for movies in India. The Center Board of Film Certification is a censorship and classification body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India . Its task as per Wikipedia says is with:
So a certification by CBFC is a must for release of a film in India. The certification of films by CBFC follows:
Initially, there were only two categories of certificate:
1)‘U’ (unrestricted public exhibition): Movies such as Stanley ka Dabba, Taare Zameen Par and Roadside Romeo. Movies you would take your younger siblings to watch and not feel red-faced about.
2)‘A’ (restricted to adult audiences): This category grew to include any movie with expletive language, sex and violence- Kaminey, Love, Sex and Dhokha and Ragini MMS – the slightly off-beat but box office safe movies that the censor board kept away from the children. According to IBN:
Two other categories were added in June, 1983 –
Now I could not find any list of "s" certified movies by CBFA. But what i really could find is nothing less important. See this annual report by CBFA for the year 2010, no "s" certified movies were made. So it makes clear that "s" certified movies must be hardly made in India. If it had produced in a good amount, we might have found it on Google easily. ;)