It’s 2018 and we still can’t enjoy a Hollywood movie without a bunch of bleeps and abrupt cuts. Remember how Central Board of Film Certification bleeped out “Glory To Hanuman” in Marvel’s Black Panther? or when they completely omitted a kissing scene in James Bond’s Spectre?
If you have watched Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible Fallout, there’s no way you wouldn’t have noticed a bunch of abrupt cuts in the final sequence. At first it seemed like a glitch, but as it turns out, those cuts were approved by CBFC. The last sequence is set in a Kashmir Valley but CBFC removed all the references to it so the audience doesn’t learn about the location.
There are slight mentions of Nubra Valley, the Siachen glacier and Indian army, but say hello to a bunch of cuts whenever Kashmir is audibly mentioned in the film.
During an interview with Rajeev Masand, Tom Cruise revealed that they wanted to do a whole action sequence in Kashmir region but they were denied the permission. Which is why they had to shoot the last scene in New Zealand.
“We would have loved to come to India to shoot the film. We couldn’t shoot the aerial sequence (helicopter chase sequence) in India. It was a little too crazy. So, we ended up in New Zealand. But I scouted India extensively and I would love to come to India and shoot a film,” director Christopher McQuarrie said in an interview.
Mission Impossible Fallout has opened to a massive response at the box office. Critics are calling it the best Mission Impossible film in the franchise. It also has 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes which is absolutely insane. If you haven’t watched it yet, you should. I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch Tom Cruise doing a Halo Dive on the big screen?