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'Manmarziyaan' Did Not Receive Clearance For Release In Pakistan, Here's Why

Written By Prashasti Shetty | Mumbai | Published:


  • 'Manmarziyaan' could not manage its way through the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) in Pakistan
  • Here's the reason mentioned by the Pakistani Central Board of Film Censors

Anurag Kashyap is known for making realistic films, the director has been working on grey characters and many of his projects have a rustic, raw feel to it. 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' starring Manoj Bajpayee, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Piyush Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi and Richa Chadda is one such movie from his filmography. While this time the filmmaker seems to have flirted with a different script with his latest release 'Manmarziyaan' starring Taapsee Pannu, Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal. 

The love story has excited many and audience has been waiting to watch Kahsyap's take on romance, the film released on September 14, but could not manage its way through the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) in Pakistan. 

The reason for which was mentioned as 'violation of censorship code' and is said to be a unanimous decision taken by the board. This is not the first time that a film has been banned from the country, in the past movie like 'Pari' and 'Veere Di Wedding' have also been restricted from getting a Pakistani release. Blockbuster film 'Dangal' also didn't see the light of day after the CBFC of Pakistan demanded two cuts. One was a scene in which the Indian national flag was on display, another where the national anthem was played. According to reports, Aamir Khan refused to have these changes made as they were crucial parts.

'Manmarziyaan' also marks Abhishek Bachchan's comeback of sorts, the actor had been away from the filmy scene for a bit. He was last seen in the third instalment of the 'Housefull' franchise. After the two-year break, he has now returned to the silver screen with this complicated love triangle. It's a story of Rumi (played by Taapsee), who is madly in love with Vicky (played by Vicky Kaushal). The latter is shown to be a commitment-phobic and then the film takes another route when Robbie (played Abhishek Bachchan) makes an entry.

Throwing light on the box office collection of 'Manmarziyaan', trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Manmarziyaan has a low Day 1... Started on a dull note in the morning, but picked up towards evening... North circuits were better... Biz will scale upwards on Sat and Sun [a norm these days], but real test will be on weekdays... Fri ₹ 3.52 cr. India biz. (sic)"



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