Pakistani Women Rant About Veere Di Wedding Ban on Twitter

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Much awaited film “Veere Di Wedding” starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor has been banned by Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) from releasing in Pakistan yesterday. Following the decision, Pakistani women took to social media to express their displeasure about the ban decision.

Veere Di Wedding was scheduled to be released on 1st June 2018 worldwide.

According to the news sources, Censor board has banned Veere Di Wedding due to vulgar language and offensive sexual dialogues.


Veere Di Wedding also stars Swara Bhaskar and Sheikhs Talsamia in lead roles.  The plot of the film revolves around four female friends, who are all equally bold, dealing with life and questions of ‘marriage’ and ‘morality’. Since the launch of the trailer and song videos, Veere Di Wedding was able to grab the interest of masses. The film aims to show women as having agency and voicing their concerns regarding the patriarchal society they live in.

Pakistani Women took to Twitter to Rant about Veere Di Wedding Ban

Acknowledging the reaction of women on Twitter, the films appear to be celebrating womanhood and beauty of female bonding. The trailer of the film reveals that it is not your ordinary Bollywood movie that is based on boy girl romance. Women are depicted in strong powerful characters, taking command of their respective lives and anxiety they face living in this sub continent society.

A lot of Pakistani women are of the opinion that there is a lot more content that depicts the vulgarity and abusiveness to a huge extent and should be banned.  However, Veere Di Wedding ban depicts how unwilling our patriarchal society is to see women in bold and powerful roles.  This film would connect to women, on both sides of the border, as it is the first time a movie is made by women for women.

The question rises that what led Censor Board to ban ‘Veere Di Wedding’ and let other, more problematic, and offensive content screen in Pakistan? How come movies like ‘Padmavaat,’ or ‘Chain Aye Na, are fine to watch, while Veere Di Wedding is a great treat to our society?

However, some sources are of the opinion that this Veere Di Wedding Ban is temporary,

 

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