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Robert Pattinson's The Batman passed with U/A certificate by CBFC, abusive words muted

Abusive words from The Batman have been muted at 12 different places and such terms have also been removed from the subtitles. Director Matt Reeves had earlier shared that getting a favourable censor rating was the top priority of executives at Warner Bros. 

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Published on: March 02, 2022 7:30 IST
The Batman in cinema halls on March 4

The Batman movie stars Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz


  • Warner Bros was always firm on getting a favourable censor rating for the Batman
  • Apart from muting abusive words, The Batman has been passed with no cuts
  • The Batman arrives in cinemas in India on March 4

Ahead of its release in India, The Batman has been passed with U/A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). However, this certificate has come with some riders. The censor board has reportedly muted abusive words and phrases in as many as 12 places in the film. Such words have also been removed from the subtitles of the movie. 

The total run time of The Batman, as mentioned on the censor certificate, is 176 minutes, as per a report in Bollywood Hungama. That means the Robert Pattinson-starrer is 2 hours and 56 minutes long, including the post-credits scene. Director Matt Reeves had earlier shared that the only condition that Warner Bros, the banner backing the movie, had while filming The Batman was that it must have a PG-13 or U/A rating.

Read: Robert Pattinson's The Batman to have epic runtime of over 167 minutes

'The Batman' finds Robert Pattinson following in the footsteps of Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck and more by taking over the role of Bruce Wayne on the big screen. Pattinson stars opposite Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin.

Reactions to 'The Batman' trailers have compared Matt Reeves' vision to the dark crime atmosphere of David Fincher's films, and a 167-minute runtime would imply Reeves is taking the slow-burn detective route. 

Read: Robert Pattinson's The Batman first reviews are out, critics call it better than Nolan's Dark Knight

'The Batman' marks Reeves' first movie since 2017's 'War for the Planet of the Apes'. The filmmaker co-wrote the script with Peter Craig.

Reeves said, "One thing they did do, which was my intention from the beginning, as they said, 'Look, it's important to us that the movie be PG-13. We want to make sure that we can get this... It's a Batman movie, and we're investing so much in it.'"

(With IANS inputs)




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