Bollywood Movies that Got Banned By the Censor Board Due to Explicit Content

In terms of films produced per year, Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world. In an estimation, almost 1,000 movies are been produced per year whereas in Hollywood its only 100 or little more or less.

We got to see many blockbuster films in every year of the prominent Bollywood stars, but there are a couple of films that are banned by the Censor Board due to the presence of extreme violence or erotic scenes.

This list is all about those films that are banned by the Censor Board, have a look:

1. Bandit Queen (1994)

The film 'Bandit Queen' is based on the real life of 'Phoolan Devi' who had suffered so many disgusting things in her life so many times, so the film contains a lot of explicit scenes such as 'rape', use of abusive language and many more.
This Sekhar Kapur film was banned by the Censor Board due to its explicit nude scenes, foul language that the Board couldn't digest.


Deepa Mehta is a very famous filmmaker and she is known for her dramatic and realistic films worldwide. The film 'Fire' that came up in the year 1996 that stars Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das was critically acclaimed worldwide but it failed to impress the typical Hindu group Shiv Sena and they protested against the film as it contains sexually explicit relationship between two sisters.
When Deepa Mehta along with Shabana Azmi and Nandita started getting death threats, the Censor Board had to ban the film in the country.

3.Kama Sutra - A Tale Of Love (1996)

This film faced the wrath of Censor Board due to the presence of extremely erotic concept, this Mira Nair film that depicted the lives of four lovers of 16th century India was a major hit worldwide but flopped by Censor Board and it ended up banning the film.

4.Urf Professor (2000)

Pankaj Advani's Urf Professor starring Manoj Pahwa, Antara Mali and Sharman Joshi is based on the story of the protagonist who after winning a lottery goes missing.
The film does have lots of crime scenes, foul laungauge and black comedy that ultimately irked the Censor Board and the film finally got banned.

5.The Pink Mirror (2003)

The Pink Mirror by Sridhar Rangayan based on trans-sexuality was a major blow to Censor Board as it brought so many untold things to limelight about gender inequality in the country.
Although the film was much appreciated worldwide at different film festivals, but the Censor Board didn't like the concept and banned it.

6.Paanch (2003)

Now time for the controversial filmmaker Anurag Kashyap who is known for copy and paste of many Hollywood films into Bollywood. His film 'Paanch' is based on the Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders in 1997.
The film does contain lots of violence scenes and the content is too much explicit. Although the film was banned by the Censor Board, pirated version was soon available in the market.

7.Black Friday (2004)

Partially adapted from the famous book Black Friday - The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts by S Hussain Zaidi, again Anurag Kashyap's movie was said to be too dark like hell to release in India.
The movie faced a stay order from The Bombay High Court because the 1993 Bombay blasts case and was halted until the trial got over.
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