Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha: Why Is This Marathi Film’s Trailer Causing Outrage?

Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha Controversy
Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha trailer controversy: The National Commission for Women has called for censorship of the trailer of an upcoming Marathi film Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha due to its sexually explicit content involving minors. 

The copy of the letter has been further been sent to Prasoon Joshi, the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification to ensure that such scenes are not circulated openly. Child rights protection body NCPR too has now decided to take action against the film’s trailer. NCPR had filed a complaint with the Ministry of information and broadcasting and also requested Mumbai Police register an FIR against the film’s makers.

Last year, Bombay Begums had faced action from the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPR) which demanded Netflix to pull the series off.

We could not find the official trailer of Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha on January 14.

The National Commission for Women in its letter conveyed about the film’s trailer, “The Commission condemns the open circulation of such sexually explicit content involving minors on social media platforms. Chairperson Ms Rekha Sharma has written to Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to immediately intervene in the matter and censor the trailer and the sexually explicit scenes of the movie.”

Here are 10 things you need to know about the new Marathi film controversy : 

1. The National Commission for Women, chairperson Rekha Sharma wrote to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to censor the trailer of the upcoming Marathi film Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha.

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2. NCW raised the issue after receiving a complaint from Bharatiya Shree Sakti from Maharashtra, criticising the “open circulation of sexually explicit content involving minors on social media platforms.”

3. As per NCW, the trailer of the movie released on January 10, 2022, showed some sexually explicit content and depicted women and children in unacceptable ways.

4. The NCPCR, on the other hand, sent a notice claiming that the trailer falls under Section 2(c) of The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, and in violation of Section 292 of the IPC that deals with production, distribution, and selling of obscene material and Section 13 of the Protection of Child From Sexual Offence Act (POCSO) Act, 2012 which pertains to the use of of a child for pornographic purposes and Section 62 of the IT Act, 2000.

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5. NCPR  has sought action against the makers claiming that the actors used in Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Na Koncha for portrayal and performing of such scenes are minors.

6. The movie was shot during the pandemic and is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar based on the story of Late Jayant Pawar.

7. The film features Prem Dharmadhikari, Chhaya Kadam, Shashank Shende, and Kashmera Shah in key roles.

8. Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Na Koncha is a crime-thriller about two teenage boys who grow up facing deprivation and brutality by society and become hardcore criminals.

9. The trailer is being circulated on all social media platforms without any age restrictions meaning even minors can watch it, condemns NCW.

10. The movie was previously scheduled to be released on January 14.

Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha Plot:

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.