FG orders cinemas to stop showing Sugar Rush
The National Film and Video Censors Board has ordered cinemas nationwide to stop showing highly anticipated movie, Sugar Rush.
The NVFCB, Executive Director, Adedayo Thomas, noted that the movie was not suspended because of some scenes found to depict the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as an incompetent organisation.
The film, which has grossed about N160m since its release on December 25, 2019, was directed by Kayode Kasum and produced by award winning film maker, Jade Osiberu.
The movie was, however, removed from cinemas by the NFVCB, the Federal Government agency responsible for classifying movies and giving approval for release.
According to some online movie reviewers, the comedy-drama also showed failed attempts by the EFCC to recover the money, depicting the EFCC operatives as incompetent and unprofessional.
Several online reports suggest that the poor portrayal of the EFCC in the comedy was one of the reasons it was pulled out of cinema.
Confirming the suspension of the movie, Banky W said he was optimistic that it would return to theatres.
He wrote on Twitter, “Thank you all so much for the support that our film Sugar Rush has received. Unfortunately, due to issues that are way beyond our control, Sugar Rush has been suspended from playing in cinemas.
“We’re hoping the issues will be resolved quickly, so we can resume screening as soon as possible.”