India has one of the largest markets of films in the country, and the people here enjoy watching films of all types. There are a lot of new age directors who make wonderful films, and passing these movies from the censor board is a huge problem. A lot of movies after the censor board bans their completion, and mot of the movies are banned otherwise in different states depending on topic. If the topic is simple and is not exploiting anything, then the censor board easily passes the movies, otherwise it is a big problem.
Here is a list of Top Ten Bollywood Movies that are banned in India
It is a thriller movie, which was released in the year 2015. It is based on a lesbian love story based in Islamic Terrorism- related triangle. The censor board, banned this movie because there was a lot of nudity and the love making scenes of the two protagonists, making it one of the top ten banned movies in India.
Directed by Deepa Mehta, Water in another movie, which was banned in India. The Movie stars John Abraham and Lisa. The movie showcased the dark side of the Indian widow and also it was a movie based on misogyny and ostracism, which was unknown to the censor board, and they were enlighten by Anurag Kashyap. A lot of people protested the movie and it was banned in the country.
The movie was released in the year 2005 and it was based on the Godhra riots, which obviously was the main reason to ban the film. The movie had an amazing plot, but the plot doesn’t matter, hence the movie was banned..
7. Black Friday
It is movie which was made on the Mumbai Bomb Blast and the plot of the movie involves the other side of the people, who were involved in the blast and the movie was banned because they made the movie, even before the movie came, if it had an open end, probably the movie would have been one great hit in the country.
It was released in the year 2003 and was directed by Anurag Kashyap. The movie is thriller and it explored the dark side of greed, jealousy, ambitions and it starred KK Menon. The movie was had a lot of abusive language, and was based on a true events of 1997. The Censor Board had to ban the movie, no matter what.
5. The Pink Mirror
It was released in the year 2003. It dealt with sensitive issues, and gender topics. Sridhar Rangayan directed it and he directed this movie that was based on trans-sexuality. The Censor Board banned the movie because of its abusive language, and vulgarity. Though the films get a lot of reviews from the world cinema.
4. Urf Professor
The movie was directed by Pankaj Advani, in the year 2003 and it was banned by the censor Board. It starred Manoj Pahwa, Sharman joshi and Antara Mali. The plot of the movie was very simple, and the reasons of banning the movie were the bold scenes and abusive language.
3. Kama Sutra- A Tale of Love
As the name suggests, the movie had to be banned. It was bold, explicit, and had sexual scenes and nudity. It was directed by Mira Nair and the movie got critical acclamation, but the censor board couldn’t handle it hence it was banned.
It was directed by Deepa Mehta and it got recognition around the world. The movie was banned in India as it dealt with lesbian relationship, which is a taboo in the Indian Society. The movie starred Shabana Azami, and Nandita Das. The movie was hence banned in the country.
1. Bandit Queen (1994)
It was based on the life of Phoolan Devi and the movie was had abusive language, was vulgar and was also indecent for the Indian Audience. The censor board couldn’t take all of that and hence banned the movie.