In the land of the pure, banning films, for one arbitrary reason or another, is becoming more and more regular, sadly. After Bollywood movies such as Alia Bhatt-starrer Raazi, Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu-starrer Mulk and sports film Gold featuring Akshay Kumar were banned by the censor board due to their “objectionable” content, Anurag Kashyap’s latest is the victim.
Apparently, Kashyap’s Manmarziyan, has not been cleared by the Central Board of Film Censors for release in Pakistan. According to CBFC Chairman Danyal Gilani, all board members found the content inappropriate and agreed that the film violated its censorship code. However, the film was given A Certificate by the Censor Boards of Sindh and Punjab.
Manmarziyan is a romantic comedy that features Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles. The film is set in Punjab and follows the story of a young couple, Rumi (essayed by Taapsee Pannu) and Vicky (played by Vicky Kaushal), who are madly in love. While being intimate, they are caught by Rumi’s family, who start pressurizing them to get married. But Vicky gets cold feet and fails to bring his parents over for an official proposal. Eventually, she gives up on him and agrees to get married to the guy of her parent’s choice and that‘s when Robbie (essayed by Abhishek Bachchan) enters the proverbial love triangle.
Manmarziyan released in India, USA and Australia on September 14, after a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8.