Topic: Sec 1. The Cinematograph Act, 1952

1. Shot title, extent and commencement. –


ACT NO. 37 OF 1952 1* [21st March, 1952.]

An Act to make provision for the certification of cinematograph films for exhibition and for regulating exhibitions by means of cinematographs. Be it enacted by Parliament as follows:-

(1) This Act may be called the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

(2) Parts I, II and IV extends to the whole of India 1[***] and Part III extends to 2[the Union territories] only.

(3) This Act shall come into force on such date3 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint:

4[Provided that Parts I and II shall come into force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir only on such date after the commencement of the Cinematograph (Amendment) Act, 1973 (26 of 1973), as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.]

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1. The words “except the State of Jammu and Kashmir” omitted by Act 25 of 1973, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 28-5-1973).

2. Subs. by Act 3 of 1959, sec. 2, for “Part C States” (w.e.f. 12-3-1959).

3. Came into force on 28-7-1952, vide S.R.O. 1066, dated the 10th June, 1952, published in the Gazette of India, 1952, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 945.

4. The proviso added by Act 25 of 1973, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 28-5-1973).