How Pakistan banned a new drama — and put it up for an Oscar | Curio

How Pakistan banned a new drama — and put it up for an Oscar

9 mins | Feb 2, 2021

What the contrasting perceptions of Sarmad Khoosat's new film reveal about life in the country. Khoosat was the darling of Pakistan’s entertainment industry until his new film, the haunting and elegiac Zindagi Tamasha, fell foul of fundamentalists — who called for him to be beheaded. Bhutto, a well-known Pakistan writer and columnist, takes a closer look into the filmmaker's striking story for the Guardian. If you enjoyed this article and would like to hear more from the author herself, search for 'Fatima Bhutto' on Curio.

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