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Saturday Afternoon gets clearance for release

'Now there is no obstacle for the movie to be released. There is no need to modify any scenes'

Update : 21 Jan 2023, 07:21 PM

Eminent filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's much discussed film “Saturday Afternoon” is clear for release after being stuck at Bangladesh Film Censor Board since 2019. The hearing of the appeal board was held on January 21.

Censor board members after watching the film today, talked about the release of the film “Saturday Afternoon”. One of the members of the appeal board confirmed the clearance of the film to Prothom Alo, a leading daily in Bangladesh.

 “Now there is no obstacle for ‘Saturday Afternoon' to release. There is no need to modify any scenes,” said Shyamal Dutta, member of the appeal committee. “The events of the film have nothing to do with the events taken place at Holey Artisan as it is not a direct depiction.”

The seven-member appeal committee consisted actress Suborna Mustafa, former Additional Secretary Nurul Karim, Journalist Shyamal Dutta among others. The chair of Film Censor Board convened the committee presided by the Cabinet secretary.

Previously in 2019, Bangladesh Film Censor Board denied the release of “Saturday Afternoon,” claiming that the film is inappropriate to watch.

“Saturday Afternoon” director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki after getting the clearance informed that he will arrange the release of the film soon. Earlier the director demanded for the release of his film before Indian film “Faraaz,” which sets on the same terrorist carnage.

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