The controversial award-winning film Joyland has just been given the go-light for release on November 18. After receiving full permission from the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC), the film will be aired with a few alterations.
Controversial Film Joyland gets Green Signal for Release
Salman Sufi, head of the Prime Minister’s (PM) Social Reforms Unit, also broke the news on Twitter.
The film #Joyland has been cleared for release by the Censor board review committee formed at the direction of PM @CMShehbaz
Freedom of speech is fundamental right & should be nourished within ambits of the law. #JoylandBan https://t.co/vQodv7fjOk
— Salman Sufi (Get New Covid Booster Today) (@SalmanSufi7) November 16, 2022
Earlier this month, on November 11th, the government of Pakistan banned the theatrical release of the film Joyland throughout the country. Several written complaints were sent to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, claiming that the film violates “social norms and moral standards in our society” and should be banned.
The ministry also said in its notification that Joyland would not be shown in theatres under the CBFC’s purview. Note that the CBFC issued a certificate for the August release of the film.