CBFC Refuses To Certify Malayalam Movie 'Ka Bodyscapes' For 'Glorifying Gay Relationships'

"...Abusive language is used in most of the places and also a female Muslim character is shown masturbating," said the CBFC letter.
A still from the teaser of the Malayalam film 'Ka Bodyscapes'.
A still from the teaser of the Malayalam film 'Ka Bodyscapes'.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM -- The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused certification to Malayalam film Ka Bodyscapes for "glorifying the subject of gay and homosexual relationship".

"It is official, Mr Pahlaj Nihalani (CBFC Chairperson) put the final nail in my coffin," the film's director Jayan Cherian posted on his Facebook account on Thursday.

Cherian also shared the letter from the CBFC, where the reason for refusal of certificate has been given.

The film tells the story of three young people — Haris, a gay painter, Vishnu, a rural kabaddi player and their friend Sia, an activist — who refuse to conform to dominant norms of femininity, struggle to find space and happiness in a conservative Indian city.

Last month, Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha was also denied a certificate by CBFC.

Here is the teaser for Ka Bodyscapes:

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