Indian Cinema which is considered to be the largest film Industry in the world in terms of a number of releases every year, but there are still many movies which are made but can’t reach to the audience because they don't fit with the so-called criteria’s of Censor Board of India.
Recently, Alankrita Shrivastava’s ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ became the victim of Censor Board when Censor denied the film a certificate by saying “the story is lady oriented … there are sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch [sic] about one particular section of society”.
Well, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ is not the only film which is banned for sexual scenes or abusive words. There are a lot of films in Indian cinema which were banned by the Censor Board of Film Certification.
Here we bought you the movies which were made to make a strong impact on the audience but thanks to Censor Board these movies failed to reach the theatres.
1. Urf Professor (2000)
Urf Professor was banned by the Censor Board because of its ‘vulgar scenes’ and ‘bold language’. This dark comedy film starring Manoj Pahwa, Antara Mali and Sharman Joshi, was based on the journey of the protagonist after a hitman's car and a winning lottery ticket goes missing.
2. Gandu (2010)
No no! You guessed it wrong, the movie isn’t like the name says. This is a Bengali black and white rap musical movie. This movie created a huge fizz for its oral sex scenes and nudity. This film also failed to reach the big screens due to its sexual scenes.
This movie is a story is a Muslim fundamentalist, a lesbian bisexual lover, violence etc. Censor Board refused certification to this film because the films talk about the LGBT issue. However, on April 9, 2015, maker of the movie Raj Amit Kumar states that he would keep sending signed petitions to the Prime Minister and Censor Board to remove the ban on the film.
5. Sins (2005)
Another victim of Censor Board sins was a story of a Kerala priest who falls for the charms of a woman and gets sexually involved with her. Due to too much nudity in the film, the Censor Board banned it.
6. The Pink Mirror (2003)
Other than vulgarity and sexism, gender discrimination is also a major issue for a movie to get banned by the Censor Board. Directed by Sridhar Rangayan this movie won Jury Award in New York and Best film award in Question de Genre Lille, France but the Censor Board had issues with its contents, as the film is based on a transgender.
7. Kama Sutra - A Tale Of Love (1996)
Directed by Mira Nair, this film is based on a historic love story of four lovers in the 16th century in India. But Censor Board though the movie is explicit, unethical and immoral for the Indian audience. Ultimately the film got banned by the Censor Board.
8. Mohalla Assi
Sunny Deol and Sakshi Tanwar Mohalla Assi was also banned for its abusive language. The movie is based on historical 'Mohalla' (locality) by the ghat, on the southern end of Banaras. Also starring Ravi Kishen, the film is set in the post-independence period. The film was set to release on 30 June 2015.