Every Bollywood film has a different kind of spice and flavour. Whether it is action, drama, comedy or just divine romance, these films get released on Fridays with the very hope of performing well on the box office. However, every Bollywood film has to go through the big daddy aka censor board for the green signal to get released. But when this big daddy is upset, he makes sure the kids suffer, in other words, there are some films which are so worth watching but get banned nevertheless.
The reasons could range from nudity, bold backdrops, intimate scenes, gay relationships or even bold dialogues. Here’s a list of 4 such bold films which got banned but available on YouTube.
If news is to be believed, the first movie comes in ‘Un-freedom’ (bollywood adult movie). The censor board has stopped the film because the film is based on the relationship between two girls. There are so many intimate scenes in the film that it can not be seen sitting in the family. The film was to be released in 2015 in the month of May. This film was directed by Raj Amit Kumar.
Though the film got releases in North America, it got banned by the Central Board of Film Certification who refused to certify it for public release in the country. The story revolved a closeted lesbian in New Delhi who kidnaps her bisexual lover for love.
2. Bandit Queen
Bandit Queen’s debut shook Bollywood in 1994. This film was based on a true story of a woman who turned into a robber in Chambal valley and was called Phooan Devi. The lead character was played by Seema Biswas. Even though the cult movie was banned, it won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
The film which garnered a number of awards, the real Phoolan Devi severely disputed its accuracy threatened to immolate herself if the film got released. Eventually, she withdrew her objections after getting paid £40,000 for Channel 4. However, female activists charged the director Shekhar Kapur with exploiting Phoolan Devi and misrepresenting facts.
3. Kamsutra 3D
Sherlyn Chopra was the lead actress of this 2013 erotic drama film. This classic erotica was the only Indian film with five songs to be selected in the Original Song contention category for the 86th Academy Awards.
Due to the sexist and erotic scenes in the film, the censor board did not give a green signal and the film was confined to the U-tube. The film was directed by Rupesh Paul who had a fallout with Sheryln for replacing her. It was a tale of a young and beautiful Indian princess out on a voyage in search of her husband and for Chopra’s nude scenes.
4. URF Professor
Such ‘black comedies’ hardly ever get released in India. The film ‘URF Professor’ was also unable to get the green signal from the censor board due to its bold scenes. Apart from the famous actor Sharman Joshi, this film was also starred actors like Manoj Pahwa and Anant Mali. The film was to be released in 2001.
The film’s producer was Pankaj Advani. Urf Professor is undoubtedly one of the best dark comedies of Indian cinema, and the greatest tragedies of Indian Cinema as well for not seeing the light of the day. Neither the film consisted of any great actors, nor did it have great music, but it was great in its authenticity and its rawness.
These bold movies are worth a watch for their superb acting, authenticity and exceptional story-telling. Which one would you like to watch first? Tell us in the comments.