Pakistani cinema though is on the road to revival, the film industry will not be able to reach its full potential till we allow the products made to release and let the audience be the judge of what they want to watch and what they want to boycott. Our films go through strong scrutiny and many films get banned even without a serious reason given by the censor board. Javed Iqbal is one such movie that has suffered senseless banning without a valid reason.
Javed Iqbal is written and directed by Abu Aleeha. The film stars Yasir Husain, Ayesha Omar, Rabya Kulsoom and many others and it has received rave reviews and awards at different film festivals. Javed Iqbal is based on the life story of a serial killer who molested, killed and dissolved the bodies of 100 boys and he never got caught but actually surrendered to the police himself.
The film has been hanging without a release for months and now it is all set to release on 19th May 2023. A few scenes have been censored and the film has been renamed as Kukri resulting in finally bringing the film to the cinemas.
Kukri aka Javed Iqbal is a highly-anticipated film. Let’s see if it captures the attention of the audience or not!