Pakistan Clears Padmaavat: Is Pakistan finally ready to accept the truth?
Jan 25, 2018
Leela Bhansali`s `Padmaavat`, finally received a
green signal from Pakistan Censor Board,
after a long list of rows.
Top official Mobashir Hasan from
"`Padmaavat` has been declared fit
for public exhibition in the cinema houses without any excision by Central
Board of Film Censors (CBFC),"
The movie has been given `U`
certification, on Wednesday from Pakistan Censor Board. Pakistan media, went
all blazes when, the trailer released portraying Alauddin Khilji, as an
essentially negative character. The authenticity of historical facts and even
the sexuality of characters have been brought into question. The movie, based
on Malik Muhammad Jayasi`s poem Padmavat, the most tragic incident, Chittorgarh
has had ever witnessed. Where in, an army of women, lead by the noble Rani
Padmavati herself, walked into the holy pyre ( Jauhar) to save their sanctity
from the hands of the victor ( Mughals).
"CBFC isn`t biased in arts,
creativity, and healthy entertainment. A co-opted member has no voting rights.
They are of the expert opinion" said Hasan in Pak Censor Board`s defense.
Earlier this month, their officials had slammed the movie, and demanded a
Pak-wide ban, in lieu of Ranveer Singh`s
apt portrayal of Khilji as a barbarian.
Padmaavat which is set for a worldwide
release on Thursday is expected to receive a very strong response in the first
Satish Reddy, Chairman of a key film
distributor in Pakistan.
Rajput Karni Sena activists have been
staging protests against the film`s release ever since it`s inception. Death
threats and even suicide ( or probable homicide) have marked the headlines
since the movie released their first song `Ghoomar`.
The period drama, originally titled
`Padmavati`, the movie`s makers were asked to make five modifications to get a
U/A certificate -including title change, an addition of two disclaimers, and
some alterations in a song. The movie stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.
There are but three sides to this coin,
cunning-chivalry-loyalty. The story itself is ironic, being a victim of your
own beauty and, constantly dangles at the edge of swords. It beautifully
portrays a woman`s need for....and the extent of her revenge. A bloody tale of
fire, lust, love…and ashes.