After ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha,’ CBFC now REFUSES to certify ‘Ka Bodyscapes’ for ‘glorifying’ gay relationships – The Prakash Jha film was denied certification for being too ‘lady-oriented’
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Malayalam movie Ka Bodyscapes has been denied certification by the Central Board of Film Cetrification (CBFC) citing that the film glorifies gay and Homosexual relationship. Post the ban on award winning Prakash Jha production Lipstick Under My Burkha for being too “lady oriented”, this Malayalam film is now bearing the brunt of the Censor Board.
As per a report on the Deccan Chronicle, the movie Ka Bodyscapes chronicles the lives of 3 young people in Calicut which include a gay painter (Haris), a rural kabaddi player (Vishnu) and their friend Sia. The movie aims to highlight the struggle of these three to find space and happiness in a conservative Indian city.
The report further informs that the order from the CBFC states that the film portrays Hindu religion in a derogatory manner and a female Muslim character is seen masturbating, adding that the characters use abusive language in the movie.
Jayan Cherian, the director of the Malayalam film received the refusing certificate order issued by A.Prathibha,regional officer of the CBFC. Taking to Facebook, Cherian shared the order by CBFC that stated the reason for refusing certification of Ka Bodyscapes and wrote, “It is official, Mr.Pahalaj Nihalni put the final nail in my coffin!”
The letter stated, “The second revising committee unanimously recommended ‘Refusal’ of certificate of the film. They felt that the film is glorifying the subject of gay and homosexual relationship, nudity accentuating vital parts of male body (in paintings) in closed shots in the whole movie. The film is explicit of scene offending human sensibilities depicting vulgarity and obscenity through the movie. The religion of Hindu is portrayed in a derogatory manner especially Lord Hanuman (shown in poor light as gay) which may cause law and order problem in society. The film contains posters depicting homosexuality throughout the movie and derogatory remarks against women. The film has references to Hindu organisations indirectly which is unwarranted.”
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