Sexually explicit films that ran into trouble with 'sanskaari' Censor Board

Updated: Jul 22, 2017, 06:31 IST
  • Sexually explicit films that ran into trouble with 'sanskaari' Censor Board

    'Lipstick Under My Burkha': Indian Censor Board declined to certify 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' for its sexual scenes and abusive words, among other things. The film — starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak Shah — chronicles the secret lives of four women of different ages in a small town in India as they search for different kinds of freedom. But when the makers approached the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, they got a green signal

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    'Rang Rasiya': A biopic starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen based on 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma courted controversy for taking artistic freedom in boldly depicting nudity

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    'Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love': Mira Nair's film was banned in India because of the erotic scenes that contained heterosexual as well as homosexual elements

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    'Fire': Deepa Mehta's film starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das was one of the first mainstream films in India to explicitly show homosexual relations. It was passed uncut by censor board with an adult rating, but the character Sita's had to be changed to Nita

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    'Sins': Shiney Ahuja starrer 'Sins' contained few controversial topless scenes due to which the movie received an A certificate from the censor board of India

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    'Paanch': The story of 'Paanch' is about five members of a rock band with a female and male vocalist who are involved in drugs, sex, smoke and the like. Written and directed by Anurag Kashyap, the film still remains unreleased though it was cleared with some cuts

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    'Bandit Queen': Based on the life of dacoit Phoolan Devi, the film faced ban due to excess nudity, sex and violence. Phoolan Devi herself tried to get a stay order to prevent the movie's release

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    'Gandu': Qaushiq Mukherjee's 'Gandu' caused some controversy because of language and scenes of nudity and sex. So much that audiences left the screening during sex scenes. Because of the controversy the film did not have its first public screening in India until 2012

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    'Sex Tape': The censor board denied certification to 'Sex Tape' starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel 'owing to excess vulgarity in the film.' The film was slated to release in India in July 2014

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    'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo': Oscar-nominated thriller 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' was withdrawn from release in India after director David Fincher refuses to cut scenes depicting rape and sexual intercourse

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'Lipstick Under My Burkha' was initially denied a censor certificate for its sexually explicit scenes. Here's a look at movies that got into trouble with Censor Board over its sexual content

 

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