Shakib Khan-starrer film ‘Golui received permission from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to continue screening the film in Jamalpur.
Released on this year’s Eid-Ul-Fitr, the the government-funded film was being screened at the district Shilpakala Academy, Mirza Azam Auditorium in Jamalpur Sadar, Nurunnahar Multipurpose Auditorium in Madarganj and Faridul Haque Khan Dulal Auditorium in Islampur .
But, 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.
Later 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.
'Golui's director S A Haque Olike in his reaction said the filmmakers, actors and crew of Bangladeshi cinema reverted the restriction through their protest.