Aandhi to Udta Punjab, Kathakali: Controversial films that irked CBFChttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/a-look-back-to-some-of-the-prominent-films-that-were-banned-by-the-cbfc-2864585/

Aandhi to Udta Punjab, Kathakali: Controversial films that irked CBFC

Andhi to Udta Punjab, Kathakali: Here is a list of controversial films that irked CBFC.

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

The movie, based on drug abuse in Punjab, was ordered 89 cuts by the censor board. However, the makers approach court and won the battle against the censor board.

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Reliving the recent controversy over Bollywood film Udta Punjab, the Malayalam film industry is caught in a fight with the regional office of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over denial of certificate for the film Kathakali, alleging nudity. The Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA), a body of Malayalam film directors and technician, on Monday staged a dharna in front of the regional office of the CBFC .

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Haramkhor (2015) The CBFC has denied certifying the movie on the grounds that "it shows education department under a bad light."

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Unfreedom (2014): The censor board was reportedly irked by the nudity and the lovemaking scenes in the film. The board was also of the view that the film apart from stirring enmity between Hindus and Muslims, would "ignite unnatural passions."

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Mohalla Assi (2012) Director : Chandra Prakash Dwivedi Controversy: Movie was full of abusive words.

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Water (2005) The movie faced censor board ire for its subject matter and portrayal of conservative households in a negative light.

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Black Friday (2004) Since the Bombay blast case was subjudice, the censor board did not allow it to be released in India for three years and was finally released on 9 February 2007 after Supreme Court of India allowed it following the verdict in the '93 Bombay blast case was delivered by TADA court.

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

The Pink Mirror (2003) Based on the subject of transsexuals in India. Central Board deemed the movie as 'vulgar and offensive.'

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Paanch (2001) Director: Anurag Kashyap Censor board objected to violence, depiction of drug abuse, and bad language in the film.

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Fire (1996) Director: Deepa Mehta Controversy: Based on homosexual relationship and the lead character's name was Sita.

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996) Director: Mira Nair Controversy: nudity (obvs!)

Bandit Queen
Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Kissa Kursi Ka (1978) Director: Amrit Nahata Controversy: A satire on the politics of Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi.

Cbfc controversy, films ban india, india film ban, ban films india, udta punjab, Aandhi, Kissa Kursi Ka, Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra, Paanch, Black Friday, Water, Mohalla Assi, Haramkhor, Aligarh, en dino muzzaffarnafar, mohalla assi, NH 10, pink mirror, unfreedom, veerappan

Aandhi (1975) Director: Gulzar. Controversy: The film was allegedly based on the life of then PM Indira Gandhi