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CBFC Mutes Words From Kannada Film, Faces Heat
In what could be an unprecedented move, the Central Board of Film Certification has muted words from the film Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu, while it passed the film without any changes in the promotional video.

Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu is an adaptation of a novel of the same name, written by renowned Kannada writer Poornachandra Tejaswi, son of Rashtrakavi Kuvempu. The adaptation released on 11 March 2016 was interspersed with muted words, which angered the audience. Even film reviews on various dailies have mentioned how this has damaged the film.