The government has stopped the release of 'Zindagi Tamasha'
The federal government has stopped contacting the filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat's upcoming film 'Zindagi Tamasha' and announced to contact the Islamic Ideological Council to review the film.
The Prime Minister's Assistant Special Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said in a tweet that the Central Film Censor Board has decided to immediately consult the Islamic Ideological Council for a critical review of the "Zindagi Tamasha".
Assistant Special said that after reviewing the film from the film board, the producer of 'Zindagi Tamasha' was issued instructions not to release the film.
According to Firdous Ashiq Awan, the 'Zindagi Tamasha' team is currently being directed to postpone the film's release.
He did not specify in the tweet how long the film censor board and the Islamic ideological council will take critical criticism of the 'Zindagi Tamasha', but he confirmed that instructions were not issued for the release of Sarmad Khoosat's film.
Prior to the Federal Film Censor Board, the Punjab and Sindh governments had also stopped the release of 'Zindagi Tamasha'.
The decision came from the Federal Film Censor Boards and the two Provincial Film Censor Boards on the same day that Sarmad Khoosat filed a protest against his film against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TLP). Filed a petition in the civil court.
In a petition filed by the civil court in Lahore, Sarmad Khoosat told the court that Tehreek-e-Taleb Pakistan has given a call to halt the release of his film and the workers of the organization are protesting against him.
The filmmaker also said in the petition filed in court that he was being threatened and his film was being made false accusations while his film was not against any individual or any organization or community. Rather, his film is made on the theme of improving society.
In a petition filed by the filmmaker, the court had asked the court to stop the protests against his film, which the court had sought from all the parties till January 22, but now it has been reported that the Punjab government Prevented Khoosat from releasing the movie.
Sarmad Khoosat also filed a petition to stop the protests against the film on January 21 - Screenshot YouTube
Punjab Information Department issued a notice to the filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat instructing him not to release the 'Zindagi Tamasha' on January 24 and arrange to show the film to the provincial government's review team.
According to the provincial government, the review committee will review the 'Zindagi Tamasha' and decide whether or not to release it, but the film will not be released in theatres till then.
According to the provincial government, the film department received several complaints and the film is being re-reviewed due to these complaints.
The provincial government instructed the filmmaker to arrange a "Zindagi Tamasha" to the Provincial Review Committee on February 3 next month.
After the Punjab government stopped showing the film, the 'Zindagi Tamasha' will no longer be released in any city of Punjab, including Lahore.
Like Punjab, the Sindh government has issued orders not to release 'Zindagi Tamasha'.
According to a statement issued by the Sindh Film Censor Board, several complaints have been received regarding the controversial content of the film and the censor board believes that the content of the film may be a cause for concern to others. It is suggested not to release the 'Zindagi Tamasha'.
At the same time, the Sindh government has asked that the film not be released in cinemas till other orders of the Censor Film Board.
Before the federal and provincial governments ordered the film to be stopped, the filmmaker had said that his film had been declared cleared by the Central Film Censor Board of Pakistan and issued an exhibition certificate.
The 'Zindagi Tamasha' is being accused of misrepresenting religious people, while the filmmakers dismiss the allegations and claim that the film's story revolves around a good Maulvi and that no individual in the film Person, no sect or religion was misinterpreted '.