Censor board bans Shamoon Abbasi's 'Durj' for depicting cannibalism

Published: October 2, 2019
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Actor-cum-producer, Shamoon Abbasi’s upcoming film Durj (The casket),  is a suspense thriller, which made it to the 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival this year. However, given the subject of the film addresses a problem people don’t even know exist, it has been banned by all censor boards.

The film is based on true events from around the world, depicting cannibalism.

It was expected to be released on October 18 in Pakistan, while the producer also shared its promotional posts on Facebook and Instagram, updating his fans about the film’s International release, which is October 11.

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Requesting anonymity, a source told the Express Tribune that “The censor board has banned Durj because of it’s subject. Given that a sensitive topic such as cannibalism, should not be propagated so openly. However, Shamoon Abbasi is trying his level best to make sure the ban is lifted.”

In an earlier Instagram post, Abbasi said the film was based on a true story, referring to it as ‘one of the darkest mainstream movies to hit that screens in years.’.

He also gave a detailed account of the matter on Facebook.

However, the producer is yet to comment on the ban imposed.

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  • Bunny Rabbit
    Oct 2, 2019 - 3:05PM

    It can be released with A certificate . why be this secretive .Recommend

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