Censor Board of India is known for its restrictions on a considerable measure of movies. Many movies are restricted in light of their sexually unequivocal substance, unrefined dialect, substance mishandle, or on the off chance that they can possibly upset the congruity of the general public. There exist some that failed to feature on the silver screens. Here is the list of 15 international films that were banned in India by the Censor Board.
1) 50 Shades of Grey (2015)
This erotic film is banned by the CBFC because of its numerous sex scenes. It was against the Indian according to Censor Board.
2) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Oscar-nominated thriller withdrawn from release in India because of its ‘unsuitable’ sex scenes.
3) Dirty Grandpa (2016)
This film didn’t get CBFC certificate and Censor Board has put a nationwide ban on it. The reason was the sexually overactive 70 years old grandfather.
4) Magic Mike XXL (2015)
CBFC announced in no uncertain terms, that the comedy-drama could not be permitted to release in India because of all the sexual energy on display.
5) Get Hard (2015)
The film is banned by Censor Board because of its sexually unequivocal substance. The name itself predicts Get Hard!
6) Blue Jasmine (2013)
The anti-tobacco adverts being inserted into scenes where characters smoke became the reason for its ban. The Indian government requires cinemas to play the adverts before and during any films that feature smoking scenes but the veteran filmmaker refused to make ‘customisations’.
7) Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
As the name is Kama Sutra, the Censor Board termed it ‘explicit’, ‘unethical’ and ‘immoral’. It was, however, later released with a 2-minute cut of nudity.
8) Water (2005)
It faced numerous oppositions when it was filmed in Uttar Pradesh as it was based on the life of widows in the rural areas. Banned by the Censor board, it was released much later in 2007.
9) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
This movie showed the Indian culture in a negative way and the reason was strong enough for the Censor board to ban the movie.
10) India’s Daughter (2015)
It was based on the much-talked Delhi gang-rape of 2012. The reason behind its ban was perceived negative public sentiment including remarks defending the rape.