Published On: Fri, May 6th, 2016

Mah-e-Mir, Captain America, faced Censors


Mah e Mir , Captain America

Mah-e-Mir, the Anjum Shahzad directorial, has got the Universal (U) rating by the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) on the occasion of its release. Whereas the federal censor board considered the film good for display, Mobasher Hasan, the chairman, revealed that the board had suggested the cuts at the same time as keeping in mind the Motion Picture Ordinance (1979) and Film Censorship Code (1980).

Hasan was stating in an interview that “There are a few derogatory words that have been used in the dialogue which we have asked to be bleeped or muted and secondly there is a flag of a major political party fluttering in the background in one of the sequences, so the panel has also asked for that sequence to be cut,”

These are not the simply cuts that have been made to the movie, though the censor board has said film-makers to put a constitutional caution to the movie due to the portrayal of smoking and alcohol use in a few examples.

Fascinatingly, Mah-e-Mir is not the just movie to have gone under the scanner, with the highly-anticipated Marvel Studio’s film Captain America: Civil War also been given a U rating by the CBFC. Contrasting the previous, the third installment in the Captain America franchise has had no removals made to it. Furthermore, whereas the movie has handled to gross a U rating in Pakistan, it has been provided a PG-13 rating in North America.

Explaining about this verdict, Hasan told, “The CBFC panel is independent of all these bodies and the decision regarding the movie was made keeping in view our local laws.” The two films were viewed by the Punjab Board of Film Censors (PBFC) on Tuesday and had been decided a U rating. No envoy of the Sindh Board of Film Censors (SBFC) was accessible for the remark.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.