First it was censorship issues by the Indian Government who raised a question on the film and later approved its release. Second, the premier in Kashmir was banned and now it is the issues with middle east. Is it that the world is not ready to settle down with a film which shows you the truth of life today. “Banning a film is nothing but a Cultural Terrorism....very upset about ban on LAMHA iN GULF COUNTRIES...I CONDEMN IT STRONGLY AND SUPPORT MAKERS WHOLE HEARTEDLY!!!!", tweets, the film maker Madhur Bhandarkar.
Lamhaa is a film set in Kashmir. This film is partially a love story between an army officer played by Sanjay Dutt and his love for a girl Bipasha Basu, and partially about the under belt turmoil that exists in Kashmir. Lamhaa apart from Sanjay and Bipasha stars, Kunal Kapoor and Anupam Kher.
This is not the first time that Rahul Dholakia's films have raised controversy among the people, earlier it was with film Parzania, staring Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika, which showed a true life story of a 10 years old Parsi boy, and featured the communal riots in Gujarat. This film also created agitation claiming that the film was biased and supported only one community. This time it is with Lamhaa, which again tries to bring the real picture to the people. But how far will this movie be impartial is still a riddle to be solved.
Film Lamhaa directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Bunty Walia has seen a lot of problems in the release of the film. This time the issue is not with India but with the middle east countries, who have put a ban with the release of the film. “First the premiere of Lamhaa was not allowed in Kashmir.. Now the middle east puts a ban on the release of the film in their countries," Sanjay Dutt tweeted, expressing his disappointment.