David Fincher’s critically acclaimed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will not be released in India after the director refused to carry out several cuts to the movie recommended by India’s Censor Board. The movie – based on the bestselling book by Swede Stieg Larsson – contains several scenes of nudity as well as rape, torture and brutal violence and the Indian Central Board of Film Certification has determined it is all a bit too much for Indian audiences.
The film had been scheduled for release across India this month and was delayed until February whilst distributor Columbia Pictures negotiated with the Censors. However, the release was called off completedly after director Fincher refused to lopping off several scenes considered central to the story’s narrative.
A spokesperson for Columbia Pictures in India said, “The Censor Board has adjudged the film unsuitable for public viewing in its unaltered form and, while we are committed to maintaining and protecting the vision of the director, we will, as always, respect the guidelines set by the board.”
– UKAsian Staff