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'Partition: 1947' banned in Pakistan - Twitter trends with #Banned in Pakistan
Partition: 1947 directed by Gurinder Chadha has been banned in Pakistan. The much talked about film has had to face adversity in the neighbouring country reportedly over misrepresentation of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The filmmaker in a tweet on Sunday expressed her disappointment. "It is unfortunate my film has been banned in Pakistan. It will always be the land of my ancestors," the Bride and Prejudice director wrote on Twitter.

"#Banned in Pakistan" has gone viral and has been trending most on Twitter since Sunday. There has been many a clatter going on Twitter regarding this ban and people have reacted resentfully.

There were different reactions coming from all corners of the society with many tweets which interpreted into murky backlash. One of the tweets read: "Pakistan, why would you ban Partition 1947 to play at your theatre?"

Another tweet read: "Banned in Pakistan why? Partition 1947 is a great film."

Partition: 1947 is an onscreen adaptation of the life of the last viceroy of India – Lord Mountbatten. Thefilm is basically the Hindi version of Gurinder Chadha's Viceroy's House. Partition: 1947 stars Huma Qureshi along with other notable names like Manish Dayal, Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville.

However, the film which released this Friday has failed to live up to its expectations and looks more like mediocre cinema with characters conversing in half-baked accents and a casual love story thrown in. The fictionalised love story among the protagonists who come from different faiths does not render any awe-inspiring moment throughout the film.

But the film being banned in Pakistan had much fallout. Art has once again been confined to narrow boundaries of political and social dogmas.

There have been many stories about opposing films of Indian origin in Pakistan. 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' which was released in 2015 could make its entry into the country only after a few cuts. There have been many other Indian films which have faced the wrath ofPakistan Film CensorBoard.

A few notable Indian films that have been banned in Pakistan are Akshay Kumar's Holiday, Varun Dhawan's action based movie Dishoom, sports drama Lahore, Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Vidya Balan starrer Dirty Picture.

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