21st IFFK-Jayan Cherian"s ‘Ka Bodyscapes’ is finally becoming the part of the International Film Festival of Kerala
A Meera Sahib
‘Ka Bodyscapes’ directed by Jayan Cheriyan is finally becoming the part of the 21st edition of International Film Festival of Kerala 2016 .It was not exempted from censorship by CBFC (central board of film certification).The film is scheduled on December 14th @11.30 in Tagore Theatre,15th in Kalabhavan @8.45 P.M16th @3.30 P.M IN Nila.
‘Ka Bodyscapes’ is the story of Three youth Haris,a ffree –spirited gay painter,Vishnu ,a rural kabaddi player and Haris’ object of desire and their friend Sia,an activist who refuses to conform to dominant norms of femininity,struggle to find space and happiness.Ace cinematographer M.J.Radhakrishnan is the DOP. Jayan Cheriyan, is a New York-based independent film maker. A revising committee headed by the CBFC Chief Pankaj Nihlani had earlier refused certification for the public screening of Ka Bodyscapes on the ground that it contained “sensitive gay scenes, use of derogatory words against women, and vulgar dialogues ”.But many a films screened in the recently concluded IFFI had the scenes containing intimate scenes of gay, lesbian,transgender relationship ,so also the IFFK. A movie without CBFC’s certification requires an exemption letter from the film certifying body in order to screen at the IFFK. However Jayan managed to obtain permission from the Court to screen the film in the festival. The legal battle between Jayan and the CBFC is going on.