(1) This Act may be called the Cinematograph Act, 1952.
(2) Parts I, II and IV extends to the whole of India1[***] and Part III extends to2*[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.]
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "Adult" means a person who has completed his eighteenth year;
1*[(b) "Board" means the Board of Film Certification constituted by the Central Government under section 3;]
2*[(bb) "Certificate" means the certificate granted by the Board under section 5A;]
(c) "Cinematograph" includes any apparatus for the representation of moving pictures or series of pictures;
(d) "District magistrate", in relation to a presidency-town, means the Commissioner of police;
3*[(dd) "Film" means a cinematograph film;]
(e) "Place" includes a house, building, tent and any description of transport, whether by sea, land or air;
(f) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
2*[(g) "Regional officer" means a regional officer appointed by the Central Government under section 5 and includes an additional regional officer and an assistant regional officer;
(h) "Tribunal" means the Appellate Tribunal constituted under section 5D.]
2A - 3* Construction of references to any law not in force or any functionary not in existence in the State of Jammu and Kashmir
Any reference in this Act to any law which is not in force, or any functionary not in existence, in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, shall, in relation to that State, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law in force, or to the corresponding functionary in existence, in that State.]
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