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Oscar-nominated ‘Joyland’ banned in its home country


Oscar-nominated ‘Joyland’ banned in its home country

The Oscar-nominated Pakistani film ‘Joyland’ has been banned in its own country. This film by Pakistani director Saeem Sadiq was due for release on November 18.

Before that, a special exhibition of this film was held on October 6. But days before the release, the country’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banned the film “Joyland” in 11 states of Pakistan. News from The Guardian.

The film, directed by Saeem Sadiq, screened at the Cannes Film Festival before receiving an Oscar nomination. Pakistan made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival with “Joyland”. Earlier in 2019, Saim Sadiq directed a short film. The film toured the Venice Film Festival. This is the first feature film. And Saim’s first film was labeled “banned”.

What is the story of the film, why did the country stop showing the film.

According to the producer’s sources, this film is actually a strong attack on the Pakistani patriarchy. The main character of the film is the son of a radical family in Pakistan. The family hoped he would marry and have a son in the future to carry on the line, but the boy secretly joined an erotic dance group. Fall in love with a transgender woman from this group.

The story of the image linked in this bunte. What the Pakistani government is not interested in showing to the public. The relevant ministry said the reason for banning the movie is that the movie “Joyland” is against the country’s reform, so it cannot be released.

Sana Jaffrey played the lead role in this film. He is also the film’s co-producer and casting director. There are also transgender actors from Lahore Alina Khan, Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Sania Saeed, Sohail Sameer, Salman Peerzada etc.

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