After denying permission to shoot in Kashmir, India censors scenes in Mission Impossible that name region

Version of the film released in Indian theatres has no mention of Kashmir

India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has pulped references to Kashmir in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the sixth film in Tom Cruise’s action film.

The climax of the film is set in Kashmir and both director McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise have gone at length about featuring the region in the film. As reported by The Quint, McQuarrie has said they wanted a “more politically complex” world for the new Mission: Impossible, and that is how Kashmir found a place in the narrative.

The crew of was denied shooting in the region, so New Zealand subbed in for Kashmir.

There is a significant buzz among the Indian fans about how the film will portray the region. However, the version of the film released in Indian theatres has no mention of Kashmir. There are noticeable cuts in the final act of the film, and no title card identifying the location, which the film had routinely been doing so far.

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People will not see or hear any references to Kashmir in the film. While most of the final action sequence remains in the film, abrupt chopping ensures that they never learn the location.

Earlier in the franchise, 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol had a sequence set in Mumbai which remained undisturbed in the Indian release.


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