Lahore High Court overrules office objection to plea against film ‘Joyland’

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday overruled an office objection to a petition, seeking a ban on screening of the film ‘Joyland‘ and ordered to fix the petition for hearing.

The LHC registrar office had objected to the petition, saying that it was not maintainable.

Justice Muzamil Akhtar Shabir took up the petition as an objection case and overruled the objection after hearing arguments of the petitioner’s counsel.

A citizen, Muhammad Bilal Siddique, had filed the petition. He insisted that ‘Joyland‘ was an un-Islamic and immoral movie which would not only negatively affect the family institution but also promote nudity and vulgarity in society.

He submitted that such a movie should not be allowed to be screened in the country. He pleaded with the court to ban screening of the film. He also requested the court to stay its screening till the final decision on the petition.

Written and directed by Saim Sadiq, and produced by Apoorva Guru Charan, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and Lauren Mann, “JOYLAND” features Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gillani, Salman Peerzada, Sohail Sameer and Sania Saeed. Shot in Lahore, “JOYLAND” isa bittersweet tale of repressed desire and the quest for individual freedom.

Joyland Film Trailer

Joyland, our trailblazing film that has been accumulating historic milestones and accolades for Pakistan at the world stage is soon to release in Pakistan! Take a first glimpse into the daring, soul searching film that delves deep into the challenging complexities of desire and gender identity through the lens of the Rana Family.

Video Credits: Khoosat Films
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