Bollywood is famous for producing movies of different genres throughout the year. The number is much greater than any other film industry. There are movies that get hit, some get flop and some run into controversies. However, there’s another category of movies which are never released and get banned by censor board as they talk about taboos, social causes, show abuse or vulgarity and many other reasons which don’t get defined. Movie like Lipstick Under My Burkha which too was on a verge of getting banned as it talked about women fantasies but ultimately got released after cutting 13 scenes.
Here’s a list of movies that got banned by Censor Board:
- Bandit Queen(1994)
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Bandit Queen’s subject was very controversial. It was based on the life of Phoolan Devi, an Indian Bandit and also a Member of Parliament. This film was directed by Shekhar Kapur and got banned because of its explicit content, abusive language and nudity.
- Black Friday(2004)
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Directed by Anurag Kashyap, this movie was an adaptation of the book Black Friday - The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts by S Hussain Zaidi.
The movie faced a stay order from Bombay High Court as the trial of 1993 Bombay Blasts was not over. Thereby, it couldn’t get released.
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Sins, a movie directed by Vinod Pande offended the catholics. It showcased a Keralite priest having a sizzling affair with a young woman. The film had nude scenes and vulgarity which showed Catholicism in a very negative light. Not only Catholics but Censor Board too was not happy with the erotic scenes.
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After Fire, Water was another controversial movie directed by Deepa Mehta and written by Anurag Kashyap. The movie highlighted the issue that how Hindu religion ostracized the widows and used by rich people to satisfy their sexual needs. People were so against it that some 2000 fanatics broke the sets of Lisa ray and John Abraham starrer movie. Indian Censor Board too was not so liberal back then.
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This is the most recent addition to this long list. Unfreedom is about a lesbian love story which has Islamic-terror connected to it. The two taboos couldn’t be digested by the Censor Board. So, the movie faced backlash.
Well, these movies are no more hidden from you. They’re available on YouTube, Torrent and Netflix. Go, check them out yourself and thank us later.