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Bollywood Movies That Were Banned By Censor Board

India is the country of the broadest of cultural and regional diversity. And this diversity was achieved by it's open-armed, welcoming nature and acceptance of most. Still such a nation, where they built a temple to celebrate sexual love, has a Censor Board that doesn't let even minutely sensitive topics to be expressed as cinematics.

Some of the movies of Indian origin and few, critically acclaimed too, that have been banned by the board for different reasons.

 

Bollywood Movies That Were Banned By Censor Board

Bollywood Movies That Were Banned By Censor Board

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Bandit Queen, 1994

Bandit Queen, 1994

Based on the life of Phoolan Devi, it was banned for explicit content, vulgar and strong language back in 1994. Even Phoolan Devi herself is said to have criticised it for not being honest though.

Fire, 1996

Fire, 1996

Back then, talking about s*x was a taboo and Deepa Mehta went forward to portray lesbian relationship and post marriage. Both actresses received death threats too.

Kama Sutra - A Tale Of Love, 1996

Kama Sutra - A Tale Of Love, 1996

They called the movie 'explicit,' 'unethical' and 'inappropriate' in the country whose culture gave us the concept. It doesn't make much sense.

The Pink Mirror, 2003

The Pink Mirror, 2003

The story takes two transsexuals and a gay boy going out to seduce a straight man. Just this sentence is controversial enough in India of 2003 leave alone the movie.

Panch, 2003

Panch, 2003

Based on the Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders in 1997, containing hands-on violence, harsh language, and drugs. Good enough recipe to be banned.

Black Friday, 2004

Black Friday, 2004

The movie was based on the 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blast. It was not exactly banned, but a stay was put on release until the court proceedings were complete by the Bombay High Court. And it introduced Indian Ocean in the film industry with really dark and to the point music.

Parzania, 2005

Parzania, 2005

Partial ban for viewing in Gujrat, this movie revolved around Azhar, a little boy, during communal riots in Gujrat.

Sins, 2005

Sins, 2005

Following the life of a priest, who gets physically involved with a woman and also in love. It supposedly hurt Catholic sentiments and censor board found enough nudity to ban it.

Water, 2005

Water, 2005

Deepa Mehta seems to be the favourite target of the Board, another movie that was taken down, depicting the life of a widow, dark and deep.

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