Cut! Well not the scenes but the movie itself. In India, the Central Board of Film Certification is tasked with “regulating the public exhibition of films under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act 1952. There are several films which were banned in India due to various reasons. Do you know why? Find out yourself in the points below….
Bandit Queen (1994)
It was a biopic of Phoolan Devi- dreaded female of Chambal. Indian Censor board could not digest explicit sexual content, nudity and abusive language due to which it was banned in India.
Cut! Well not the scenes but the movie itself.
Kama Sutra- A Tale of Love (1996)
Ironically, the movie which was penned in ancient India was banned by Censor Board of India as it depicted the unethical, immoral and explicit love story of four lovers in 16th Century.
Urf Professor (2000)
Pankaj Advani’s ‘Urf Professor’ failed to grab a place on big screen as the story of a boy winning lottery ticket had too many vulgar scenes and the bold language too was one of the reasons for the same.
The Pink Mirror (2004)
Transsexuality, which is still a taboo in India, is what the drama film was focusing on. Citing the movie as vulgar and inappropriate, it was banned in India.
Paanch which was based on the Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders in 1997, faced lot of criticism by the Censor Board due to high violence, vulgar language and substance abuse.
A romance drama starring Shiney Ahuja and Seema Rahmani suffered the wrath of Catholic Organizations as they alleged that film showed the Catholicism in the wrong manner.
Black Friday (2004)
‘Black Friday’ was adapted from the famous book of the same name which was based on the True Story of the Bombay blasts. This movie faced rejection from The Bombay High Court because of the 1993 Bombay blasts case.
A rap musical movie was shut down because of the scenes which showcased nudity and sex scenes.
Inshallah, Football (2010)
It is an documentary about an aspiring footballer who was denied the right to travel abroad on the pretext that father was a militant in the 1990s. This movie was denied the censor certificate because of its plot which showcased the problems faced by people due to insurgencies and militancy in Kashmir Valley.
Unfreedom is a drama and romance film starring Victor Banerjee, Adil Hussain. and Preeti Gupta. The film was refused a certificate by the censor board due to nudity and lesbian relationships in the film.