The classification of movies is done after a three-member panel of the previewing committee have seen the film, and subject to the content may classify it as:
- “U” rating – Universal viewing which is suitable for all the age categories.
- “A” rating – contains some level of violence, strong language or nudity and therefore requires parental guidance.
- “X” rating – strictly adult viewing and not suitable for public or television screening.
A movie may be rejected on the following grounds:
- Excessive violence, pornographic, nudity, very strong language.
- When it offends national culture.
- Has the tendency of inciting ethnic and/or religious or political tension or conflict in the country.
- Technical challenges on the movie such as visual or audio problems during previewing.
A review may be sought by the applicants when they feel otherwise of the classification given to the movie in contention, of which new set of members are empanelled. A new certificate is issued for such movies if it meets the classification requirements.