Vijay’s much-anticipated film, ‘Leo,’ has received a U/A certificate from the censor board, and with it, come details of 13 minor changes that the film underwent to secure the certification. While the film’s narrative and action-packed sequences remain intact, certain elements such as gore, expletives, and graphic scenes have been modified to ensure it meets the censor board’s requirements. Interestingly, these changes have not impacted the movie’s runtime, which stands at a solid 164.27 minutes.
The adjustments made include cutting 43 seconds from ‘Leo’ and replacing 18 seconds of footage, all in accordance with the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) directives. Scenes featuring elements like “flying teeth,” “cut ears,” “blood splashes,” and “injured faces” have been either removed or replaced, making the movie more compliant with censor guidelines.
In a recent interview, the film’s director, Lokesh Kanagaraj, hinted that the ‘Leo’ trailer serves as a miniature representation of the movie. If one enjoyed the promo, they are likely to appreciate the film itself. This insight suggests that ‘Leo’ falls in line with recent Tamil movies like ‘Jailer,’ offering a gritty narrative with intense action sequences and dramatic confrontations.
Regarding the movie’s plot, the official synopsis on the CBFC’s website provides a glimpse into the storyline: “In the world of untamed rivers that are trying to drown Parthiban, whether he remains as a divine God or a dreaded demon is the rest of the story.”
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, ‘Leo’ boasts an ensemble cast, featuring Trisha, Mysskin, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Arjun, and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles. The film’s trailer hints at a narrative inspired by the 2005 Hollywood movie, ‘A History of Violence.’ Movie enthusiasts can look forward to experiencing the action and intrigue when ‘Leo’ hits theaters on October 19.