Mumbai: The film ‘Joyland’, directed by Pakistani director and writer Saim Sadiq, has been banned in its own country. Please tell me that this ‘Joyland’ is the official entry of Oscar from Pakistan. The film was to hit the screens on 18 November. However, due to its ban now, the audience has got a lot of shocks. Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Broadcasting has banned the film due to ‘highly objectionable things’.
Remind you that the film gained worldwide fame when it won the Jury Award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival 2022. After winning the Jury Award, it was liked all over the world. Everyone praised the film fiercely on social media.
Now regarding the film, the Ministry of Information Broadcasting says that there are ‘highly objectionable things’ in it, for which it has decided to ban it. On August 17, the Censor Board gave the certificate regarding the screening of the film. There were protests regarding the content of the film, after which the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting decided to ban the film. On November 11, the ministry issued a notification regarding the film and said, ‘Written complaints were received that the film contains highly objectionable content which is not in line with the values and standards of our society’.
Significantly, Salim Sadiq has stepped into directorial films from ‘Joyland’. The film is based on a social scenario. The film is about a family based in Lahore, Pakistan, where it shows the stronghold of patriarchy.