Banned Bollywood films which you should definitely watch
While there are some Bollywood films galloping towards 300 crore mark, there are some which didn't get a chance to shine at the box office. 'Parzania' was one such film which faced backlash from various political parties because it revolved around
Anurag Kashyap's 'Paanch' was said to be based on the Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders in 1997. The sensitive subject portrayed violence and drug abuse leading to a ban from the Censor Board. The film never got to see the light of the day but those
'Sins' was centered around the life of a Kerala priest who gets romantically involved with a young woman. The film showcased his contrasting sides- his obsession and efforts to keep the relationship under wraps. A group of people protested as they
Anurag Kashyap is known to touch upon sensitive topics subtly highlighting the issues. One such film was 'Water' directed by Deepa Mehta that revovled around the plight of a widow in an ashram at Varanasi. The dark film gave us some rude insights
'Aandhi' bore a strong resemblance to Indira Gandhi and her political career. The uncanny similarity was earlier waved off and the film ran for about 20 weeks. But the leading lady's smoking and drinking scenes soon became the talk of the town,
An extremely bold subject made it to the big screen as 'Bandit Queen'. At first, the film based on the life of Phoolan Devi was given a green signal by the Censor board. But people were receptive about the explicit content and protested about it.
'Black Friday' bought forth the true story of the Mumbai bomb blasts. Needless to say, the subject it revolved on was too controversial to not be protested against. The film couldn't hit the theaters until the trial was over. Hence, It was only two
Nandita Das's directorial venture 'Firaaq' hurt the sentiments of two major religious groups. The film which received a lot of accolades was banned in several cities.
'Fire' went ahead to showcase a lesbian relationship between two sisters-in-law in India. The bold step created frenzy amongst Hindi fundamentalists. Reportedly, Deepa Mehta, Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das received death threats from the protestors.
'Kamasutra' directed by Mira Nair was shunned by the Censor Board for its sexual content. The film based on four lovers in 16th century was deemed to be unethical and was not released.