Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha cleared for screening by Senate Committee of Human Rights

It’s a win!

Controversy began in January, a couple of short weeks before its release when religious groups objected to the release. The film cast and crew, including Khoosat, received death threats oven the subject revolving around a religious cleric. Social media erupted in a debate over freedom of art and expression but finally, after a battle lasting months, the Senate has cleared the film citing there is nothing wrong with it. “Senate HR Committee has unanimously agreed with Censor Board’s decision to allow screening of movie Zindagi Tamasha. We’ve found nothing wrong with it. Censor board has our go ahead to release post Covid. Detail reasoning to follow later,” Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar wrote on Twitter. This is a celebrate-able win for cinema and the flourishing film industry of Pakistan.