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Joyland was released in select cinemas in Pakistan except Punjab

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The award-winning film ‘Joyland’ was released in some cinemas in Pakistan on Friday.The South Asian country’s Pakistani authorities imposed the imposition following complaints that domestic films were not suitable for viewing. Unbanned.

Joyland was released in select cinemas in Pakistan except Punjab

Saim Sadiq’s ‘Joyland’ follows the youngest child of a ‘happy patriarchal joint family’ to a transgender meeting after secretly attending an erotic dance theatre, according to a summary on the Cannes Film Festival website. It’s a love story between the starlets of .

The Pakistani government last week decertified the film after receiving written complaints that it contained “extremely offensive material.” The award-winning film ‘Joyland‘ will be released in select cinemas in Pakistan on Friday.

The Ministry of Information and Culture said the ban was imposed “after persistent complaints from various quarters”.

However, government adviser Salman Sufi tweeted on Wednesday that the censorship panel’s review panel has since approved the film with the requested changes, adding:
“Freedom of expression is a fundamental right and should be promoted within the limits of the law.”

The film won the jury’s ‘Un Certain Regard Award’ at the Cannes Film Festival and was Pakistan’s official entry to the Oscars. Otherwise, you are not eligible.

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