Russell Crowe film Noah banned in Indonesia
Australian actor Russell Crowe starer big-budget Hollywood movie has been banned by censors in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The movie named ‘Noah’ which releases in Australia on March 27. Noah banned in UAE because it could upset Muslim viewers by portraying a prophet. Indonesia restricted the release on Monday with a undisputed decision by the Indonesian Censorship Board. Board member Zainut Tauhid Sa’adi told news website that, “ anybody who shows the film would be punished. The board was reacting to the values of a society “which highly respects religion and the value of unity”.
“We’re not following or tailing other countries,” he said.
Crowe says he realizes the reaction of several countries but he’s annoyed that Noah’s main critics haven’t even seen the movie.
Crowe said that, ‘‘When you know that in the Koran Noah is a prophet, and you also know in the Islamic world you’re not supposed to render any artworks or images of a prophet. you know certain countries are going to be banning this film when it comes out, so you understand that. I’ve been amazed at the gall at some of these commentators to make these ridiculous assumptions about something they haven’t even seen.”