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Bigil   5639

Release date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
Running time:179 (2h59’)
Age restriction:16 CT D IAT P V

FPB Classification

Title Detail : BIGIL
FILM TITLE: BIGIL
GENRE: ACTION
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 CT D IAT P V
DISTRIBUTOR: NOLAVA INTERNATIONAL FILM DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD
DIRECTOR: ATLEE
MAIN CAST: VIJAY NAYANTHARA
LANGUAGE: LOW. INFREQUENT
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: MILD TO MODERATE. FAIRLY FREQUENT, THEMATIC, GENDER BASED PREJUDICE AND PATRIARCHY. DISAPPROVED OF. THE FILM ALSO INCLUDES FAT SHAMING.
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: STRONG. FREQUENT. REALISTIC AT TIMES INCLUDING BLOODLETTING. OTHER SEQUENCES ARE CHOREOGRAPHED, ACCENTUATED BY SLOW MOTION, SOUND EFFECTS AND MUSIC.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THIS DRAMA HAS COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES THAT INTERROGATE THE OVERCOMING OF CHALLENGES RELATED TO PATRIARCHY, GANGSTERISM, REVENGE, VIGILANTISM, POLICE CORRUPTION AND THE LOSS OF FAMILY MEMBERS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN VICTORY ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD. THE STORY OCCURS OVER SEVERAL TIME LINES AND THE FLASHBACKS BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT COULD BE CONFUSING TO YOUNGER VIEWERS. THEMES HAVE A MODERATE SENSE OF THREAT AND MENACE AND DEAL WITH FIGHTING GANGSTERISM AND GENDER BIAS WHICH LEADS TO PREJUDICE AGAINST WOMEN WHO SOME CHARACTERS BELIEVE SHOULD NOT BE PLAYING FOOTBALL, BUT SHOULD BE AT HOME TAKING CARE OF FAMILY, THIS IS DISAPPROVED OF WITHIN CONTEXT AND IS OVERCOME BY MANY OF THE CHARACTERS. THE FINAL OUTCOME IS INSPIRATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS, BUT THE ASSOCIATED VIOLENCE IS DISTURBING TO VIEWERS BELOW 16 WHO WILL NOT BE COGNITIVELY MATURE ENOUGH TO APPRECIATE THE COMPLEXITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THESE POSITIVE OUTCOMES. THEMES OF VIGILANTISM WHICH IS ILLEGAL AND NOT CLEARLY DISAPPROVED OF IN THIS FILM, COULD MISLEAD YOUNGER VIEWERS, ESPECIALLY AS THE LEAD CHARACTER PARTAKES IN IT. THERE IS ALSO AN ELEMENT OF GLAMORISING THESE ACTIONS. THE IMPACT IS HOWEVER MITIGATED AGAINST A HIGHER IMPACT, DUE TO THE POSITIVE EDUCATIONAL, AND INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF STANDING UP AGAINST PATRIARCHY AND REACHING FOR YOUR DREAM AS A WOMAN.


This work is not currently scheduled for release at Nu Metro.