Bangladesh Film Censor Board

Bangladesh Film Censor Board is a regulatory agency that is responsible for the censorship of movies and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]

Bangladesh Film Censor Board
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language


The censor board was set up in 1977 following the framing of Bangladesh Censorship of Film Rules.[1] The agency is responsible for the censorship of locally produced movies, foreign imports and acts as the registration of film clubs in Bangladesh.[2] Martuza Ahmed the secretary of Ministry of Information is the ex-officio chairman of the board.[3] The board in 2015 blocked My Bicycle, the first chakma language (a minority language) in Bangladesh.[4] The Censor also blocked a movie about the Rana Plaza building collapse in which more than a thousand garment workers died.[5][6] A movie was banned where the villain wore a Mujib coat, a style associated with the founding president of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujib.[7]


  1. ^ a b Hayat, Anupam. "Film Censorship". Banglapedia. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Bangladesh Film Censor Board". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Film Censor Board". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh's Censor Board Blocks the Country's First Chakma-Language Film". Global Voices. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh Censor Board blocks 'Rana Plaza' from cinemas". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh court bans movie on Rana Plaza factory disaster". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Film banned as villain wears Mujib coat". The Daily Star. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2016.