The Oscar Nominated Film: Zindagi Tamasha (Circus of Life)

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Pakistan Academy Selection Committee nominates Zindagi Tamasha by Sarind Khoosat for official Oscar nomination in Pakistan.

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According to a statement, the film will be submitted for consideration for the Oscar in the category. For the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science ‘International Feature Film Award’, the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy will select the final nomination for each award category, including International Feature Film for February 2021, full list and final of Oscar nominees were announced on March 15, 2021, and is scheduled for the 93rd Academy Awards to be held April 25, 2021.

Directed by Khoosat and written by Nirmal Bano, the stars of Zindagi Tamasha are Arif Hassan, Eman Suleman, Samiya Mumtaz, and Ali Qureshi. The film focuses on Naat khwan Rahat Kawaja. (Played by Hassan) and his family boycott when Khawaja’s secrets come out.

Two Oscar winners Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, featuring musician Faisal Kapadia, director Asad-ul-Haq, filmmakers Asim Abbasi and Hamza, who chaired the 2020 Oscars Committee.

It should be added here that Zindagi Tamasha drives unevenly. It was originally due to appear on screens on January 25 this year, but strong responses from religious circles forced federal and provincial governments to block the launch.

While the central government said the film would be reviewed by the Islamic ideological Council (CII), the Punjab government had ordered filmmakers to conduct screening on February 3 to re-evaluate the film. However, so far there have been no reviews. It is worth mentioning here that the film was previously approved for release by the provincial and central censorship committees, with many reductions.

At that point, Sarmad sincerely respects the Prime Minister, the President, the Chief of Army Staff, and the Chief Justice of Pakistan to expedite the release of the film.

Later, the chairman of the Senate Human Rights Commission and People’s Power Party Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khohar noticed the ban and said the committee would review the film. In July, the committee clarified the film and allowed it to be screened after COVID-19.

Zindagi Tamasha first appeared at the Busan International Film Festival held in October 2019, where he also received the prestigious Kim Ji Seok Award.

Zindagi Tamasha: Pakistani film suspended after the religious uprising:

Pakistan has suspended the screening of the award after Islamic political parties opposed the performance of martial priests.

The party said the film could “move [people] to Islam and the prophets,” with officials warning that the film’s appearance could lead to unrest.

Zindagi Tamasha (Circus of Life) talks about a man who avoids video dancing in a marriage that has gone viral.

The director of the film said he did not mean to harm anyone.

Prior to the suspension, well-known Pakistani filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat said he, his family, and staff were under threat and under threat.

“Do not throw away hatred, fear, and anger in the name of religion.”

The controversy in the film has revealed a divide in Pakistani society once again as religious groups have emerged in recent years.

The spokesman of the political party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) claimed in the local media that the film’s content was “defamatory”.

What are the insulting laws in Pakistan?
Asia Bibee fled to Pakistan for safety.
Free from contempt and fear.

Allegations of blasphemy are very sensitive in Pakistan because the accused is being targeted by powerful groups. Many of the country’s controversial cases have become news around the world.

‘Trials in the grave’

Zindagi Tamasha premiered worldwide at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival last year, winning the Grand Prize for Fiction.

This is due to appear on the screens of Pakistan on the 24th of January and before that day, a movie trailer showing a bearded man a naat (religious song) singer was released.

But even with the approval of the main censorship committee and the provincial committee, But the film was suspended.

Last week, Mr. Cusat issued an open letter to the prime minister saying he was overwhelmed with complaints and threatening calls and considered not to release the film.
TLP called for nationwide gatherings protesting the release of the film.

“So the film should not be released, or it could be a severe test for Muslims in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”

On Tuesday, Firdous Ashiq Awan, the prime minister’s adviser for information and broadcasting, said on Twitter that filmmakers were instructed to delay its release until the film censorship committee consulted with the Islamic ideology Council, where. An influential consulting agency But it has no power to exist

Following the announcement, TLP removed protests nationwide

Who is the protagonist of the movie?

TLP is a political organization. Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA), which used to gather many people to protest the issue of blasphemy.

Khadim Hussain Rizvi, anti-hunger Mumtaz Qadri, led the police who killed Punjab governor Salman Taseer in 2011, speaking out against blasphemy laws.

Under Pakistani law, those found guilty of insulting the Prophet Muhammad can face the death penalty.

The TLP showed power in 2017 when it staged several weeks of blocking federal capital to protest the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

However, his influence subsided last year when his top leaders, including Khadim Hussain Rizvi, were arrested for participating in violent protests against the release of Christian Asia Bibi, who was imprisoned for blasphemy.

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