There are no longer any obstructions in the way of the release of “Saturday Afternoon,” the film directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, according to credible sources from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board who spoke with the media (Shonibar Bikel).
The announcement comes after a great deal of controversy over the trailer of the film “Faraaz,” which is based on the attack on the Holey Artisan in 2016, which was one of Bangladesh’s most terrible catastrophes.
The film by Mostafa Sarwar Farooki was held up for a long time by the Censor Board, with certain members expressing concern that it could “disrupt” the image of Bangladesh. However, actors like Zahid Hasan and Nusrat Imrose Tisha, along with internet users, saw this as an enormous restriction on their right to free and creative expression.
“We will take to the streets if needed”, Farooki had commented after the trailer for “Faraaz” had been released, noting that it was a “great shame” for the country.
The appeal board which allowed the release of “Saturday Afternoon” (Shonibar Bikel) consisted of eminent actresses Suborna Mustafa and Sucharita, former Additional Secretary Nurul Karim, journalist and former censor board vice chairman Shyamal Dutta.