In India, U/A stands for Unrestricted Public Exhibition with parental guidance for children below 12 years. This rating is given to a movie which contains mild violence, language and sexuality. But Furious 7 got A : Adults: which stands for for Adult audience above 18 years only. This rating is given to a movie which contains heavy doses of violence, sexuality, frightening images and language.

Why did Furious 7 get an 'A' certificate in India but got a 'PG-13' certificate in USA?

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    Easy answer - public morals perceptions are different, and enforced to the standards of those countries' regulations.
    – wbogacz
    Commented Jun 2, 2015 at 12:31
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    It might got Adult rating because of some swear words etc.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jun 2, 2015 at 13:40
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    @AnkitSharma - Low necklines, cleavages and parties are enough to get an A rating here -_-
    – Stark07
    Commented Jun 2, 2015 at 13:50
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    The answer to every "why did movie X get a rating of Y in the US" question is the same: because a secret group of people who make this decision decided it be that way.
    – DA.
    Commented Jul 4, 2015 at 6:30

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The rating system in the U.S. is very opaque. The raters' identities are kept secret and their decisions cannot be formally appealed. You should watch the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated.

A movie's rating may also be the result of some extended negotiation between the studio and the MPAA. Filmmakers will often shoot scenes that can later be cut in order to get a R or PG-13 rating.

In short, there are factors beyond simple moral standards that dictate the rating a movie receives.

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    While this is true it doesn't answer the OP's question, which is more about the Indian certificate than about the US rating. If you read the comments on the question, you'll see that India doesn't have a PG-13 equivalent.
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 1:40
  • Sorry, I read the quotation as more focused on the US rating system. My bad.
    – stedman15
    Commented Jun 5, 2015 at 19:03
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    @Catija There is U/A. My fault to create that confusion
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 10:25

Censorship rules are different in different countries. In India, the dialogues containing the word "Fuck" is censored! Likewise, it gets an 'A' for some of the reasons which @AnkitSharma has put in comment( Low necklines, cleavages or even showing blood in the screen)


Indian censorship is quite strict in comparison to US censorship. What is acceptable by MPAA for might not be for CBFC.

If we realty draw a equivalent of PG-13 of MPAA with CBFC then we will get U/A or UA.

Form Wikipedia:

U/A (Parental Guidance for children below the age of 12 years)

Films with the U/A certification can contain moderate adult themes, that are not strong in nature and can be watched by a child under parental guidance. These films can contain some strong violence, moderate sex (without any traces of nudity or sexual detail), frightening scenes and muted abusive and filthy language.

Now we can debate whether the violence and filthy language of Furious 7 fit under this definition of not but as per CBFC it doesn't. As Spectre needed cut scenes to qualify for U/A certificate. This James Bond film incident also became part of famous meme and twitter trends called #SanskariJamesBond.

So in short, different country different rating system.

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