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MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing images and crude humor

Sex & Nudity

  • At the start of the film, after delivering a baby doctor slaps his butts to make him cry.
  • A single mild reference, for comedic purposes only.
  • Two urinating scenes: 1) A guy warns Rancho "If you won't came out then I'll piss on the door." After the count of 10 Rancho shows the spoon to the guy he tries to urinate on the spoon but gets an electric shock on his penis. 2) Chatur tries to urinate on the wall two kids puts a gadget out and the same thing happens.
  • No sex or nudity, but note the following:
  • There is a scene of ragging (hazing) where male students are pulling down their pants to have buttocks stamped. However, no nudity is seen, and it is comic in tone.
  • There is a reference to someone being called gay, and a bit of gay humor (comic in tone, unoffensive).
  • A student slides magazines under the other students' doors to keep them from studying. Only the covers are shown, with women in skimpy clothing. One student is shown stroking his bare chest as he looks at a magazine.

Violence & Gore

  • An image of man who has hanged himself is shown.
  • Virus beats Rancho to an umbrella and says "you are a theif".
  • Minor references to violent actions throughout but nothing very serious and explicit.


  • Speech scene: Balatkar (rape) word was used throughout the speech, stan (breast) word was used 3-4 times and the last moment explaination of farting power in sanskrit.
  • Hindi swears including kamina, saala, gadha and many more.
  • Name calling - (virus, silencer).
  • Words like ass, piss, screw and swine are used. They are infrequent, though.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man is seen drinking in a scene.
  • A drunk girl visits the boys hostel.
  • Drugs: None
  • There is a scene in which 3 people are seen consuming alcohol and drunk. The scene is relatively extended, but not serious nor is it particularly dramatic in tone.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Sex & Nudity

  • At the end of the film Pia and Rancho kiss each other. The scene is intended to be a part of happy ending.
  • A student gives a speech with words like rape, bosom, etc. However, the speech is unintentional as it was modified unknown to the student, who doesn't know Hindi so well. Students, professors and the chief guest are seen bursting with laughter hearing the speech where the word balatkar (rape) figures 21 times and the word stan (breast) four times.
  • The movie has a child birth scene where the delivery has complications, and the method of sucking the baby out using a vacuum pump is shown diagrammatically.

Violence & Gore

  • A bunch of students help a woman gives birth. We see blood over a born child and Ranchod who delivered the baby.
  • A character commits suicide by hanging himself.
  • Raju attempts suicide by jumping off a building. He is shown bleeding and hospitalised.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Raju commits suicide by jumping off a building. He is seen lying dead on the ground. In hospital, he later survives.

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