The Senate Human Rights Committee has rejected all objections to the film 'Zindagi Tamasha' and allowed its screening. Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, who heads the panel, tweeted on social networking site Twitter that the committee did not see anything wrong with the film and allowed the censor board to release the film after Corona.
Zindagi Tamasha premiered at the Busan International Film Festival but was embroiled in controversy when Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) protested against the film's January 24 release, calling it insulting. In January, the Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) protested the release of the film in the country but cancelled its plans after the government said it had announced the film would be sent to the Islamic Ideological Council (IIC).
Later in March, the Senate Human Rights Panel took the matter into its own hands and barred the Islamic Ideological Council from reviewing the film. Provide for members to decide if its content is objectionable. At the time, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar had said that if the committee found anything objectionable in the film, it would be sent to the Islamic Ideological Council.
Senate HR committee has unanimously agreed with Censor board’s decision to allow screening of movie “zindagi tamasha”. We’ve found nothing wrong with it. Censor board has our go ahead to release post Covid. Detail reasoning to follow later.— Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (@Mustafa_PPP) July 14, 2020
He further added that the committee would not come under any pressure and the parliament would exercise its powers. He had referred to Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan, which had raised objections to the film, saying that we should not come under pressure from the forces that had taken Islamabad hostage twice. It may be recalled that 'Zindagi Tamasha' was directed by Sarmad Khoosat while he also co-produced the film with his sister Kanwal Khoosat.
The story of the film is written by Nirmal Bano while the cast includes Arif Hussain, Samia Mumtaz, Ali Qureshi and Iman Suleiman among others. It may be recalled that the first trailer of the film was released in September last year, which made it difficult to guess the story of the film, but it is estimated that the story of the film revolves around a very sensitive and important subject. The trailer of the film hinted at how people in the guise of religion and politics achieve their goals in the film. Some of the characters in the film were also shown in seemingly good but hidden bad characters.
A few days after the release of the trailer, it was removed from YouTube, with Sarmad Khost explaining that although the trailer did not show the full story of the film, nor is the story of the film like the glimpse in the trailer. People are propagating by misrepresenting the story of the film so the trailer was removed. The film also won an international award before its release.