Mission Impossible Fallout makers deleted mentions of Kashmir from theatrical cut

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The Censor Board of Film Certification had ordered the makers of Mission: Impossible – Fallout to erase the mention of Kashmir from the final cut of the film. In all, there were 4 modifications done to the film before it hit theatres.

The Censor Board had asked the makers to cut the title card before the final sequence that identified the place name as “India-occupied Kashmir”. A map of the Indian subcontinent that “misrepresented the boundaries of the state of Jammu and Kashmir” was also removed.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie had told IANS before the film’s release that the makers wanted to come to India to shoot the final sequence, but they didn’t get the necessary permission and had to instead opt for New Zealand. “We wouldn’t have had a permission to shoot a helicopter chase sequence anywhere in the world apart from New Zealand,” he said at a screening of the film.

The CBFC had advised the applicant of the film Mission: Impossible – Fallout that the map shown in the film misrepresents the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir and should be either rectified or removed.”

They had also referred to Kashmir as “India-occupied Kashmir”, which “we have asked them to correct as the ‘Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir’.”

“Integrity of our country’s borders are non-negotiable and cannot be compromised on for the sake of entertainment,” said Prasoon Joshi.

In India, Mission: Impossible – Fallout has reportedly earned Rs 37 crore in its opening weekend. It received highly positive reviews. It holds a 97% rating at Rotten Tomatoes with the consensus being, “Fast, sleek, and fun, Mission: Impossible – Fallout lives up to the “impossible” part of its name by setting yet another high mark for insane set pieces in a franchise full of them.”