Golui regains screening consent in Jamalpur

Shakib Khan and co-artistes in a scene from movie Golui
Shakib Khan and co-artistes in a scene from movie Golui

Entertainment Desk :
After being restricted from screening in Jamalpur, Shakib Khan starrer movie Golui received permission from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday
to continue screening the movie
in the district.
Released on this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr, the government-funded movie was being screened at the Jamalpur district Shilpakala Academy, Mirza Azam Auditorium in Jamalpur Sadar, Nurunnahar Multipurpose Auditorium in Madarganj and Faridul Haque Khan Dulal Auditorium in Islampur since the release of the movie, as there is
no theatre or cineplexes in Jamalpur except Asha Cinema
Hall in Melandah Upazila.
However, Jamalpur Deputy Commissioner Mursheda Zaman restricted the screening of the film stating that no ‘commercial movie’ would be screened at these places, according to the Cinematograph Act, 1918. This decision sparked massive criticism among the anticipating audiences and several other Dhallywood filmmakers, actors and crew have expressed dissatisfaction over the decision on social media, including Shakib Khan himself.
On Tuesday, Jamalpur Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mokleshur Rahman and Islampur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Tanvir Hasan Ruman have granted access to screen the movie as per the directive of the Ministry, according to Golui’s director S A Haque Alik.
Now that the restriction has been lifted, director Alik said that the filmmakers, actors and crew of Bangladeshi cinema reverted the restriction through their protest.
He said regarding the decision,
“I wholeheartedly thank the honourable Minister and Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, as well as everyone who supported Golui for the sake
of our Bengali cinema.” Based on a romantic storyline in the context of traditional Nouka-Baich (Rowing) sports, Golui has been released in 29 cinema halls across the country.
The shooting of the movie Golui took place in different locations
in Jamalpur district.
Alongside Shakib Khan, the film features an ensemble cast including Puja Cherry, Azizul Hakim, Ali Raj, Samu Chowdhury, among others.