Why Pakistan's censor board finds Pad Man against Islamic culture

Why Pakistan's censor board finds Pad Man against Islamic culture

But its 2018, and after a film on defecation in rural areas, Akshay has returned with Pad Man, which is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man who invented a machine which produces cheap sanitary napkins.

But, the Akshay Kumar's film didn't see the light in neighboring nation Pakistan as its censor board (Federal Censor Board) denied NOC (No Objection Certificate) for film's release. According to reports the numbers are expected to be even higher on Sunday considering it's another holiday and it is a family oriented film. I believe the Pakistan censor board didn't even bother to see the film.

Pad Man has been released in India and is receiving positive response from both the critics and audiences. This is not to say that issues related to women's reproductive health are openly discussed in Pakistan because they are not, but banning an important movie like Padman only shows that we are bent on reinforcing the patriarchy instead of fighting it.


While there were protests in various parts of India against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, Pakistan censor board displayed great enthusiasm in releasing the movie in the country.

A Pakistani woman wrote on Twitter as well, "Banning padman in Pakistan just shows how we havent mentally progressed as a nation. But I still would dare to make the film, and one day, I know that they will be quietly watching it and they will understand that this film is very essential for their family, and for the hygiene and happiness of their family", he said.

Quite coincidentally, Akshay Kumar's films had a tough luck with the Pakistan censor board.

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