Bollywood movies getting banned by the Indian Censor Board is not a new thing, while most of the time they don't make sense, sometimes they do put across valid points.
Two recent Bollywood films have got banned by the Indian Censor
Board, one being Unfreedom which is based on lesbian
lovers with an Islamic terrorism angle. The movie got accused
of "igniting unnatural passions" and could release in very few
Another film which came close to getting banned is Mastizaade,
Leone's flick was deemed to be vulgar by the Indian Censor
Board and therefore got sent to the revising committee who made a
lot of cuts to the movie.
Unhappy with the cuts, the makers approached a tribunal court.
Sadly, the court too found the film to be vulgar, the notice read,
"There is no redeeming feature of any sort in the film. The film is
only concerned with the exploration of the different parts of the
human anatomy, both male and female, and is such as to deprave the
minds of the audience."
It further reported, "We are thus constrained to hold that.
Freedom of expression cannot and should not be interpreted as a
license for the cine-magnates to make huge sums of money by
pandering to shoddy and vulgar tastes".
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This 2015 flick was based on lesbian lovers as well as Islamic
terrorism. The censor board banned the movie except in few states
citing it to be "igniting unnatural passions".
Dazed In Doon
This 2010, Ratna Pathak Shah's movie was based on a boy
studying in the Doon School. A prestigious Doon School had
objection with the makers as it showed the school in poor light and
hence the film got banned.
This 2010 film was a documentary about a Kashmiri boy who is
denied permission to travel the country as his father is accused of
militancy. Censor board banned the movie owing to its sensitive
This 2010 Bengali flick contained oral sex scenes as well as
nude scenes which lead to it getting banned by the Indian censor
This 2008 flick got banned since it was based on a true story
that took place amidst Gujarat Riots. Much later when the film did
see the light of day, it received rave reviews.
This 2005 flick which was directed by Deepa Mehta and written by
Anurag Kashyap dealt with controversial issues like ostracism
and misogyny which the censor board did not like and so the film
This 2005 flick based on a boy, Azhar who goes missing
during the Gujarat riots in the year 2002 was banned since the
political parties were not ok with the release of the film.
This 2005 flick was based on a Kerala priest who falls for
a woman and gets sexually involved with her. This upset the
Catholics all over the country and even the Censor Board had
problem with the intimate scenes in the film.
Yet another Anurag Kashyap's movie which got banned. This 2003
flick was based on Black Friday - The True Story of the Bombay
Bomb Blasts by S Hussain Zaidi, the movie was not allowed to
release since the case was still not over in the court.
This 2003 film directed by Anurag Kashyap was based on
the Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders that occurred in 1997. The
extreme violent scenes and drug abuse in the movie lead to it
The Pink Mirror
This film received rave reviews across the world at many film
festivals, but the fact that it was based on two trans-sexuals and
gay teenager seducing a straight man offended the Indian Censor
Board who banned the movie.
This Sharman Joshi-Anatara Mali flick directed by Pankaj Advani
was banned by the Censor Board owing to the vulgar scenes in the
movie, and also the use of abusive language.
This 1996 film directed by Mira Nair was based on four lovers in
the 16th century. Owing to the sex scenes in the movie, Indian
Censor Board banned it.
This 1996 film starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das was based
on a lesbian relationship between two daughter-in-laws in a Hindu
family. Strong protests from Shiv Sena and death threats to actors
and director Deepa Mehta lead to the movie getting banned.
This 1994 movie directed by Shekar Kapur was based on the life
of dacoit Phoolan Devi. The Indian censor board banned the movie
owing to the abusive language use and sexual scenes in the