- Every Indian movie which is ready to release is sent to Censor office to censor unwanted contents from the movie and assign it a category.
- CBFC or the Central Board of Film Certification is the board where films get censor certification.
- U certificate and A certificate were the only 2 censor certificates given to movies until 1983 when another 2 certifications namely U/A and S were added.
1. U Certificate [ A/U Certificate ]
U stands for Unrestricted Public Exhibition.
- It means that anyone can watch movie irrespective of the age.
2. U/A Certificate [ AVA Certificate ]
UA stands for Unrestricted public exhibition subject to parental guidance for children below the age of twelve.
- It means that children under the age of 12 should watch this movie only under the guidance of their parents.
3. A Certificate [ V/A Certificate ]
A stands for Restricted to Adult Audience.
- It means that children under 18 years of age cannot watch the movie.
4. S Certificate
S stands for Restricted to specialized audiences such as doctors or scientists.
- It means that only specialized audiences like doctors and scientists and their fraternity can watch it.