Bollywood has entertained us since long with its many great and praiseworthy movies. But oftentimes some of the brave concepts, by even braver filmmakers get stuck in the Censor Board for their bold content; sensitive subjects or for Political reasons. Nevertheless, most of these off-track and dauntless controversial movies are worth a watch for their brash portrayal of thoughts.
Here we bring you the Top 10 Most Controversial Bollywood Movies list :
#1. Fire (1996)
Directed by Deepa Mehta, Fire created quite a stir at the time. Owing to its feisty subject of lesbianism revolving around the story of two sister-in-laws was too much to handle for the Indian audience especially the Hindu sect.
#2. Bandit Queen (1994)
Directed by Shekhar Kapoor the story of Bandit Queen is based on the real life of Phoolan Devi who was an infamous dacoit who later became a Politian. Controversies arose due to nudity portrayed by the lead actress Seema Biswas, the rape scene and extreme brutality shown in the film.
#3. Vishwaroopam (2013)
Yes Vishwaroopam, is also in the most controversial bollywood movies list. The ambitious project of the ace actor Kamal Hassan went down the controversy lane for far too many reasons. Hurting Islamic sentiments was the prime reason behind its banning and protest. However it was later released with an exception in Tamil Nadu.
#4. Sins (2005)
Based on some true events, the film depicted a Catholic priest who fell in love with a woman. The movie was very much resented by the Christian section of the society and was banned in many places for its high erotic content.
#5. Water (2005)
Water came under the strict persecution by the Hindu community due to its sensitive content dealing with the plight of the widows in India. The protest was so high that the entire movie had to be shot in Sri Lanka.
#6. Garam Hawa (1973)
Garam Hawa dealt with the highly volatile subject of Hindu-Muslim relationship and spoke of the difficulties a fictitious Muslim family faced, post partition. Due to the fear of communal outbreak, censor board put the movie’s release on hold for 8 months.
#7. Aandhi (1975)
Aandhi was loosely based on the life of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and hence was instantly embargoed. However, when the BJP came into power the movie was released and even aired on Doordarshan.
#8. Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980)
This hit B.R. Chopra movie, though released later was banned for its shocking subject and depiction of a 13 year old girl been brutally raped on the screen.
#9. My Name Is Khan (2010)
You all probably have watched this wonderful movie, are you wondering why it falls in the list of most controversial bollywood movies ?, here you will find out why.
The movie fell into many Political controversies even before its release. The harassment of Shahrukh Khan by the immigration officers at the US airport when he arrived there for the movie promotion and his alleged statement regarding him wanting the Pakistani cricketers playing in IPL led to many unwanted controversies. It also led to stalling the movie’s release and attacks on the theaters running the movie by Shiv Sena.
#10. Black Friday (2007)
Based on the Mumbai blasts of 1993, the movie narrated and showcased the ugly picture of the gruesome act. The movie was banned for two years since the judgment was still due on the case at the time and hence the movie’s release was seen as a potential factor in influencing the verdict.
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