Why is the Indonesian Film Siksa Neraka Banned in Malaysia and Brunei?

Last Updated on January 9, 2024, 8:57 am

Indonesian Film Siksa Neraka (Torture in Hell) Causes Controversy for its Intense and Brutal Scenes,

Siksa Neraka Banned
Siksa Neraka (image via IMDb)

The Indonesian film Siksa Neraka has been banned in Malaysia and Brunei. The film faces backlash for its brutal and intense scenes.

The Indonesian horror film Siksa Neraka (Torture in Hell) explores Islamic teachings and the consequences of wrongful actions. The highly anticipated film was set to be released on January 25, 2024, in Malaysia and Brunei. But, according to the film’s distributor, Antenna Entertainment, the film has been banned in these two countries.

The news was announced on social media by the distributors in a post which read,

“To those who were waiting, Neraka is banned in Malaysia & Brunei.”

Antenna Entertainment has not revealed the reason for the ban publically. Still, because of the strict censorship laws in Malaysia and Brunei, it is believed that the ban has something to do with the physical depiction of Hell.

About Siksa Neraka

According to CNN Indonesia, Siksa Neraka is a film adaptation of a comic series of the same name that was popular in Indonesia several decades ago. Antenna Entertainment also made several references to the comic series on social media.

Siksa Neraka’s story revolves around four siblings living in a religious household. They were educated to believe in the existence of Heaven and Hell, where Hell is supposed to be a place so torturous that you would never want to sin. When tragedy strikes, some people discover what the Hell is like.

It is directed by Anggy Umbara and written by Lele Laila and M.B. Rahimsyah. The film has an ensemble of notable stars such as Safira Ratu Sofya, Kiesha Alvaro, and Ariyo Wahab.

Why was Siksa Neraka banned in Malaysia and Brunei?

Siksa Neraka has stirred up a storm of controversy for its graphic and brutal depiction of punishments in Hell and its representation of Islamic beliefs. The film has since garnered online attention and became a topic of discussion on various social media platforms where viewers shared their opinions about the film. Despite facing backlash and ban, the film has received mixed reviews from the audience, with an IMDb rating of 5.2 out of 10. The film premiered in Indonesia on December 14, 2023, and was soon set to release in Malaysia but was banned in Malaysia and Brunei for the country’s strict censorship laws.

Source: uptospeedjournalism.com

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