ஏ சான்றிதழ் திருநங்கை கல்கி நர்த்தகி நர்த்தகி படத்திற்கு ஏ சான்றிதழ் தந்ததற்கு கல்கி எதிர்ப்பு narthagi film given a certificate tamil cinema transgender kalki condemns censor board
A transgender who has donned the greasepaint to do a film on her community today expressed shock over the Censor Board giving the movie an 'A' certificate. "The film 'Narthagi' tentatively scheduled to be released on February 14 has no obscene scenes or dialogues which prevent children from viewing it. It is the first attempt to portray the lives of transgenders by a woman director, Vijayapadma," Kalki told reporters. Kalki said that though Censor Board members are drawn from various walks of life, they had shown their "ignorance and total lack of understanding on transgenders' issues" by giving the film an 'A' certificate.
Story first published: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 15:35 [IST]