A Critical Analysis of Censorship Law and Bangladeshi Film

Kazi Shariful Islam


Personally, I am one of the biggest fans of film from my very childhood.  Especially I am the audience of Bangladeshi film. When I first met with television at that time the film was telecasted in Bangladesh television in every 15 days. These 15 days seemed like a thousand years. Normally at that time Bangladesh television was telecasted the film of early 70’s and 80’s (it is called the golden time of Bangladeshi film). Sareng bou, jibon theke neya, father, golapi ekhon train e, ora egaro jon, vat de, shutorang, behula, nil akasher niche, abar tora manush ho type film made me the biggest fan of Bangladeshi film. But when I reached in class 8/9 the total scenario was changed radically. Vulgarity in film, cut peace etc made the nasty environment. Someone came from cinema hall was not expected from our society. Sometimes it indicated the less personality of him! I felt sorry for that. From that time we lost our film market rapidly. We transfer the responsibility of entertainment to the big shoulder of television. Specifically a 14” to 32” television captured our every taste of entertainment. Specifically Indian serial exploit us. Those who declared themselves as a smart and intellectual audience heavily relied on toliwood movies. Almost the same story of Kolkata movies grasps the cinema field of Bangladesh. Bangladeshi film lost its own journey. A lot of critics and Bangladeshi film lover think that the then censors board, its official’s o censorship laws are the main culprit for that situation. The main aim of this article is to identify the real fact behind it. To identify the responsibility of the officials of the censor board, the application of the law and the maturity of censorship law of Bangladeshi film. My desire is not really made some harsh criticism of our censorship law and Bangladeshi film, but to give some suggestion to change the present scenario of our beloved medium of entertainment.

Keywords: Censorship law, Bangladeshi film, censor board, limitations.

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