Complaint against 2.0: Mobile-phone operators want film certification revoked


Akshay Kumar in 2.0

Director Shankar’s magnum opus 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar is just two days away from its worldwide release. The film has landed in trouble now, with the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) filing a complaint against the makers.

The sci-fi film 2.0 is about the menace of mobile phones the effects of phone radiation on living beings. The theme of the film is that the world is not only for humans but also for birds and animals.

In the letter of complaint addressed to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the COAI has claimed that the filmmakers are promoting anti-scientific attitude.

They have accused the makers of “falsely depicting mobile phones and mobile towers as harmful to living creatures and the environment including birds and human beings”.

In addition to that, COAI has also requested CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) to revoke the certificate issued for the teaser, trailer, promotional videos and the film with immediate effect. The complaint also stated that the exhibition of the movie should be suspended until the complaint is taken into cognisance and a resolution is determined.

The advance bookings of 2.0 opened yesterday and tickets for the first two days are all sold out already. It is said that 2.0 is releasing in over 10,000 screens across the globe.