Time and again one has seen filmmakers complain when handed over an ‘A’ certificate by the CBFC. The general opinion is that the audience base gets cut short due to the absence of U/A or U certificate. However, the makers of Saansein – The Last Breath have no such complaints. As a matter of fact they are happy to have found an ‘A’ certificate coming their way.
“That’s because it pretty much justifies the horror content that we have put in the film,” says a source close to the film, “Our film is high on horror visuals and scary quotient. A U/A certificate would have meant that the horror factor is diluted due to which kids can watch it all as well, albeit with their parents. However, our film is aiming primarily for mature viewing. There has been a holds-no-bar treatment towards the film as you haven’t seen such a horror film before. Period.”
Now these are indeed high claims for the film, especially when the genre hasn’t quite resulted in good successes earlier this year.
“Raaz Reboot didn’t work at all and 1920 London was ordinary too. What went against them was the fact that they didn’t really offer what was expected out of them – horror! When you see a film in this genre, better go all out towards it. You can’t compromise on the visuals in order to play safe. It is better to be honest to the subject,” says an insider.
This is exactly what director Rajiv S. Ruia had in mind when he began work on the Rajniesh Duggall, Sonarika Bhadoria, Hiten Tejwani and Neetha Shetty starrer.
“The best part is that the ‘Adults Only’ certificate is not due to any kind of profanities or obscenity on display. You won’t find characters mouthing four letter words or stripping on screen. You must have seen the songs from the film and we have stayed away from skin show. What we wanted to be loyal to was the ‘scare’ factor and in that aspect we can claim with our head high that Saansein – The Last Breath would continue to keep you sunk deep into your seats till the last frame. Once you step in theatres, there won’t be any respite from the horror factor,” promises producer Goutam Kumar Jain.
Considering the fact that the film is arriving at the times when a genuine horror film is hard to come by, one truly hopes that Saansein – The Last Breath indeed lives up to its promise for its target ‘adult’ audience.