Emphasizing on important matters such as child abuse, enforced marriages, disgraceful labor conditions, the dominion of race and class causing suicide and crime, as well as internalized sexism and society’s communal fixation on fair complexion, Churails exposed some harsh societal realities of Pakistan.
However, its ban has taken the nation by storm once again, with fans and industry celebs alike, speaking up against the destruction of creative liberty.
Zhalay Sarhadi is calling out the moral brigade, and right fully so.
With regards to #churails it is shame that our moral brigade wants to only promote hypocrisy. We can show women being harassed and maligned but if they want to initiate dialogue Nd take power into their own hands, it scares us?? Cowardly act to shut it down! Shame!
— zhalay sarhadi (@Xxhalay) October 7, 2020
Shamoon Ismail pens down a tweet asking a question that we all ask today.
Churails shows the sides of society that very much exist in reality. So if reenactment of it is considered vulgar by some I would suggest them to actually do something to stop forced marriages & rapes rather than putting a blindfold on by just banning it.
— Shamoon (@ShamoonIsmail) October 7, 2020
Sanam Saeed is calling out the duplicity.
Banning dancing ads, outspoken films and webseries will not end rape if that’s the agenda. Why are we riddled with such hypocrisy? Buss bandh darvaazon kay peechay ho sub. God forbid hamari bholi awaam influence na ho jai if we take creative liberty to be honest and open.
— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) October 7, 2020
Mohammed Hanif reminisces of another such time.
WE had Zindagi Tamasha, which was very subtle and very very respectful of the censors and our sensibilities. Sohail Waraich’s book was banned, and he has never offended anyone…so not sure about second guessing https://t.co/ztQTWPoer6
— Mohammed Hanif (@mohammedhanif) October 7, 2020
Iram Parveen Bilal declares this ban a “reverse gear”.
— Iram Parveen Bilal (@irampbilal) October 7, 2020
Mansha Pasha has had it with the silencing of the honest voices.
Unfortunately we are moving towards a Zia-esque time of Moral policing. Meanwhile the state silences journalists, runs after biscuit ads and begins its bans on OTT content.
What started off as a causal critique by bloggers of what content should or shouldnt be on tv has now https://t.co/86aAm9i0FW
— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) October 7, 2020
Osman Khalid Butt has just lost his temper completely, as we have!
Oh, you got Churails banned? Congratufuckinglations. Now please focus your outrage on the fact that police have failed to arrest the prime accused in the motorway rape incident.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) October 7, 2020