Actress Sanam Saeed raised the question when Pakistani actress and filmmaker Shamoon Abbasi’s film ‘Durj’ was not allowed to be screened in Pakistani cinemas.
The actress asked in her tweet why unique films like Durj are banned when films based on Hollywood violence and dark titles could be shown in cinemas.
Why are films like #Durj
Banned. If Hollywood films with all their sexual innuendos and violence and dark topics can play in our cinemas then why can't our independent out of the box films like Durj be played??@shamoonAbbashttps://t.co/xV5vZ1cKtx
— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) October 14, 2019
Although the story of “Durj” revolves around human eaters, other stories will be shown simultaneously in the film, but all stories are interconnected.
In the movie’s trailer, where a woman is shown searching for her missing husband, it is also pointed out that after the murder of her missing husband, her body is removed from the grave and disappears. A woman seeking a husband faces several facts.
The film is directed by Shamoon Abbasi, while he also plays the lead character in the film.
It should be noted that the film has not been allowed to be screened in Pakistan so far, though the film will be released soon in the United Arab Emirates, USA, UK and other countries in Europe.
Referring to the ban on his film, Shamoon Abbasi told media that initially the film was censored by the Sindh and Punjab Film Censor Boards, but the permission was given by the Central Censor Board. The two provincial boards also revoked the permit after not giving it.
He said that he was not given any valid reason for not allowing the film to be screened and he was unable to understand at what point the film was stopped.
According to Shamoon Abbasi, ‘Durj’ is a film inspired by the true story of two brothers in Punjab and its story was written after research.
The story of the film revolves around eating food by removing 100 dead from the graves, and there is no sensation on which to prevent the film from being screened.
Shamoon Abbasi also acknowledged that he had the authority to file an appeal against the decision of the film censor boards and he would use it.