Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan has been getting quite a good response from critics and celebs. Abhishek Bachchan made his comeback with this film after a two-year hiatus. He shared the screen with Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal, who took away most of the accolades for the film. Though the film has been facing quite a lot of problems pertaining to its release in Pakistan. CBFC Chief Danyal Gilani told The Express Tribune, "The members of the board have unanimously decided to not clear the film as its content violates the censorship code." Well, that's definitely not the first Anurag Kashyap movie that is going through trouble with the CBFC.
A lot of Indian films have been either rejected or banned to release in Pakistan. Sonam Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor Khan's Veere Di Wedding, Anushka Sharma’s horror drama Pari, the Rishi Kapoor–starrer Mulk, Akshay Kumar’s PadMan and Sonam's Neerja were banned in the country. Other than the fact that Manmarizyaan violated censorship codes, there is no information on what the codes were or if the country's censorship committee needed the filmmaker to edit certain scenes. A lot of celebs gave Manmarziyaan a thumbs up and absolutely loved the film. A lot of fans were also calling the film a modern version of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Our in-house critic, Sreeju Sudhakaran wrote in his review of Manmarziyaan, "It is an unusual film for Anurag Kashyap, known for his dark, gritty films, and he doesn't disappoint here, unlike his earlier subversion with Bombay Velvet. However, it is Kanika Dhillon's writing that shines more, especially how she writes the dialogues and the main characters. Both of them manage to bring in the essence of Amritsar with ease in the proceedings. However, it is difficult to follow some of the dialogues spoken in chaste Punjabi, if you are not one. The cinematography by Sylvester Fonseca adheres to the movie's narration in following the characters while letting the environs build up the setting around them." What are your thoughts on this? Tell us in the comments below and stay tuned with us for more.