High Court questions legality of approval for ‘No Dorai’

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:19, Dec 10,2019


A poster of ‘No Dorai’.— IMDB

The High Court in a ruling on Tuesday asked the government to explain in four weeks why the censor board’s approval to release ‘No Dorai’ (I am not scared), a surfing film, would not be declared as ‘illegal’.

In the rule a bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman also asked the government to explain why the book named ‘Adventure of Ayesha’ and her illustrated ‘Cartoon People’ would not be withdrawn from the market.

The bench issued the ruling after hearing public interest litigation writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Muhammad Huzzatul Islam Khan challenging the legality of censor board’s approval given on November 25 for releasing ‘No  Dorai’ movie from November 29 although the movie hurt Muslim’s religious sentiment by using the name of Ayesha, the wife of prophet Mohammad (SM).

Moreover, the film is so indecent that it was not enjoyable with family members, he said.

As respondents, secretaries of ministries of information and law, ‘No Dorai’s film producer Mahbub Rahman and its director Taneem Rahman were asked to reply to the rule in four weeks.

‘No Dorai’ revolves around challenges faced by a Bangladeshi female surfer named Ayesha, played by Sunerah Binte Kamal.

Besides, Sayed Babu, Josefine Lindegaard, Sariful Razz and others have acted in the film.

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