Marathi Film Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha Raises Concerns, What Is It About?

Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha Controversy
The trailer for the Marathi film Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha has been removed from all internet sites by the film’s makers. The National Commission on Women (NCW) raised objections against some of the film’s shots, claiming that they portray women and children in an unfavourable light. As a result, the film’s trailer was taken off by the producers.

The producers said in a statement that “our crew has been a vital part of the media and entertainment industry for five decades and we have always respected the integrity of women with all due respect and honesty. Such issues have always been taken seriously by us, and we have always worked quickly to address them.”

Marathi film Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha raises concerns:

The statement also included , “ We have already and promptly removed the trailer from all social media sites where the content was uploaded, in consideration of the respect for women and the different initiatives done by the National Commission for Women for the welfare of women. We sincerely appreciate NCW’s and all other responsible authorities’ efforts in the past to improve the entertainment sector. We trust that our actions will be sufficient to resolve the concerns expressed in the teaser for the film “Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha.”

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The following is an outline of the complaint filed with the NCW alleging that the Marathi film’s trailer contains sexually explicit content: 

  • The National Commission for Women (NCW) has received a complaint from Bharatiya Stree Shakti, Maharashtra, over an upcoming Marathi film named Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha, slated to be released on January 14, 2022, according to the statement carried by ANI.
  • According to the complaint, the film’s trailer, which was released on January 10, 2022, contains obscene content that depicts women and minors in derogatory ways.
  • Rekha Sharma, the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW), has written to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B), requesting that the trailer for the Marathi film be censored.
  • The NCW stated in a statement that the Bharatiya Stree Shakti has filed a complaint stating that the film’s trailer contains content “depicting women and youngsters in undesirable ways”.
  • The trailer is being disseminated on social media platforms such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and others without any age limits for viewers, making it “accessible to kids,” according to NCW.

What is the Film About :

In this Marathi gangster drama, Nay Varanbhaat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha, Mahesh Manjrekar returns to his favourite subject of the exploitation of Mumbai’s mill workers and how it gave rise to the underworld in the city once known as Bombay, as well as its impact on the newer generation.

The title captures the message of the film: everyone is betraying everyone else for money, and there is no sense of loyalty remaining. Digya (Prem Dharmadhikari) is a teenager who lives with his grandmother, Baye (Chhaya Kadam). He and his friend Ilias are constructing a sharp manja (glass-coated thread) for their kites (Varad Nagvekar). Digya’s father was a powerful gangster, but he was assassinated after a member of his group informed the authorities of his whereabouts.

Digya now lives with his grandmother, uncle Shirya (Rohit Haldikar), and Shirya’s wife, Supriya (Kashmera Shah), in a modest chawl. Shirya intends to bribe several officials and local corporator Gawade in order to take over the house, which belongs to Shirya’s grandma (Umesh Jagtap). But then something goes wrong, and what started out as a little mishap quickly escalates into a murder spree.

Following the incident, the film’s trailer was taken off. “The teaser that was released on social media and other platforms was filtered,” producer Shreyans Hirawat told ETimes. He added, “We have been limiting and focusing it to keep it to 18+ consumers, age restriction is plainly stated in our YouTube teaser and we couldn’t keep track of anything because we don’t have authority over these platforms and anyone may download and distribute anything.”