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Malayalam film denied CBFC nod for ‘glorifying homosexuality’

The Central Board for Film Certification has denied certificate to the Malayalam film Ka Bodyscapes for glorifying gay and homosexual relationships. The film is about three people in Calicut -- a gay painter, a rural kabaddi player and their friend and their struggle to find space and happiness in the city.

regional movies Updated: Mar 03, 2017 11:48 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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Ka Bodyscapes is a Malayalam film by Jayan Cherian.

Director Jayan Cherian’s Malayalam film Ka Bodyscapes has been denied certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) which said that the movie is “glorifying the subject of gay and homosexual relationships”.

The director shared the letter in which the second revising committee from the CBFC said that they have unanimously decided not to certify the film as “the religion of ‘Hindu’ is portrayed in a derogatory manner”.

“It is official, Mr.Pahalaj Nihalani put the final nail in my coffin!” Cherian posted on Twitter.

Ka Bodyscapes is about three young people in Calicut -- Haris, a gay painter; Vishnu, a rural kabaddi player, and their friend Sia and their struggle to find space and happiness in a conservative Indian city. It stars Adhithi, Tinto Arayani and Arundhathi.

Last month, Prakash Jha’s upcoming production Lipstick Under My Burkha was denied certification by the CBFC for being ‘lady oriented’ and containing ‘abusive words’.

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First Published: Mar 03, 2017 11:23 IST