Censor board of Pakistan has banned the American-based Pakistani movie ‘I’ll Meet You There’. Pakistani actor Qavi Khan has Played the Role of Lead Actor in the Movie Along With the Faran Tahir and Nikita Tewani. Parveen Bilal has Directed the Movie ‘I’ll Meet You There’.
Story Line of Film ‘I’ll Meet You There’
The film revolve Around the a Muslim-American Family who is Living in the Chicago. Majeed, Who Played the Role of the Police Man in Film. His teenage daughter Dua, a gifted ballerina, who are unexpectedly visited by Baba, Majeed’s long-estranged father from Pakistan.
It is to Noted that Best Narrative Feature Film was also Awarded to the Film ‘I’ll Meet You There’ in the Southwest Film Festival 2020.
Why CBFC Pakistan Qavi Khan’s Film?
In 2021, I’ll Meet You There was released for the international audience in February last year. Now , All Arrangements are done to Launch the Movie ‘I’ll Meet You There’ in the Pakistan.
But Central Board of Movie Censors has Reviewed the Movie Content Before Officially Presented to the Screen. The Member of CBFC Pakistan has Said that We will Not Allow this Movie in the Pakistan . Since it Presents a Negative Image of the Muslims in the Movie.
“The CBFC discovered the movie unsuitable for public exhibition on the grounds that it doesn’t replicate true Pakistani tradition, portrays a destructive picture of Muslims and is towards the social and cultural values of Pakistan. The CBFC has refused to grant a censorship certificates on these grounds.”
While Speaking to the Media, Senior Official has Said that the Film has been Reviewed by the whole CBFC Team. The Movie Showcase a number of controversial matters and particulars that Present the Negative Image of Muslim in the World.
It is also Noted that Punjab Movie and Censor Board has not yet Released an Statement. The Punjab Movie Board Will announced its Views after Evaluating the Movie.
Pakistani-American filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal has said
My film I’ll Meet You There has been banned by Pakistan’s federal censor board for a “negative image of Muslims”.
Film Cast of Film ‘I’ll Meet You There’
Following Person has Played their Role in the Film ‘I’ll Meet You There’
- Nikita Tewani,
- Sheetal Sheth,
- Shawn Parsons,
- Andrea Cirie,
- Nitin Madan,
- Michael Pemberton,
- Samrat Chakrabarti and
- Rachit Trehan,
She went on to add, “I feel the answer lies in the direction of the belief that ‘Muslims’ and ‘Pakistanis’ are not a monolith, that they are a living, breathing, agreeing, the disagreeing body of people who happen to identify with the same faith and/or nationality. So, then who really gets to decide what an aligned or misaligned value system is when the value system itself is not a single presentation but a spectrum of values; of erring human beings, growing and adjusting to life and its complex challenges, one day at a time.”
The filmmaker continued that she “respectfully disagree that there is just one notion of what Pakistan and Pakistani values are. When we ask the diaspora to contribute and donate when we even care to enable them to vote in elections, then we should also include their troubles, identity struggles and issues as ‘Pakistani.’ Let’s please end the elitism that a nation or religion can only belong to a select few.”
Tahir also weighed in on the matter. The actor said, “It is disheartening, disappointing and shameful that issues that Pakistani ex-pats face in their lives are trivialized and labeled as ‘not reflecting true Pakistani culture.’ We, Pakistanis, represent our country with love and pride every day while living in foreign lands. We do this to support our families and loved ones. We do this to support our country financially and in every other way. We do this with nothing but love for our country and yet to be cast aside by our very own is deeply hurtful.’
While Sharing View on Social Media, Producer Abid Aziz has Opposed the Decision of CBFC by Saying that
“Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said the world values original content and not imitation, as he criticised the films produced in Pakistan, which ‘copy’ Bollywood. The premier further elaborated: ‘I have seen the inception of Pakistan’s film industry [….] we started copying Indian films after some years.’ The prime minister went on to say Pakistan began adopting foreign cultures instead of promoting its own through the films. ‘Bring original ideas and don’t be afraid of failure’, ‘The world values original ideas’.
The Producer Said that we are Very Disappointed with the CBFC’ Decision About Banning Our Film. He Further that Film ‘I’ll Meet You There’ was Banned by the Central Board of Film Censors, Just One Day Before Official Launching in Cinema.