Controversial films around the world: From ’50 Shades of Gray’ to ‘No Fire Zone’, the Censor Board banned these films in India for having a violent and bold scene
There are constant controversies regarding the content of web series like Tandava, Mirzapur. Many films have also been facing similar allegations. Apart from India, there are many international films which could not be allowed to release in India. Sometimes these films were banned in India due to very bold scenes and sometimes excessive violence. Come, know which are the foreign films banned in India
The 2016 film Dirty Grandpa is based on Jason Kelly and his Grandpa Dick Kelly. The film depicts a very bold and funny avatar of Robert Dinero, who plays Grandpa. The film has been banned by the censor board for being rude.
50 Shades of Gray – 2015
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan played lead roles in the film 50 Shades of Gray, released in 2015. This is a romantic drama film, which featured several sex scenes. When the film was objectionable to the Indian audience, the censor board applied scissors on several scenes, which were followed by the film’s makers. However, despite the scene being cut, the censor board did not feel right to give the certification and the film was banned.
Magic Mike XXL-2015
This film is made on the life of the mail stripper. Which contains extremely objectionable scenes. According to the censor board, this film is against Indian civilization, so the film was banned in India.
The film was banned just a day before its release in India. The censor board had asked for permission after cutting some bold scenes from the film. However, the makers refused.
No Fire Zone-2014
No Fire Zone is Sri Lanka’s Civil War documentary, which features several violent scenes. The film, directed by Callum Makri, could not get the permission to be screened in India. The film was released via the Internet after it was banned in India.
The film Blue Jasmine, released in 2013, featured scenes of smoking in many places. The censor board suggested that all smoke scenes before the film’s release be given constitutional information, but the film’s director Woody Allen flatly refused to do so. The film was banned in India merely for not giving disclaimers.
A Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 2011
Directed by David Fincher, the film A Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was released in 2011. It is a mystery thriller film, which has shown many objectionable rape scenes. Some tortured scenes of the film were also not well according to the censor board. The board asked the director of the film to cut some scenes. However, he flatly refused, so the film was banned in India.
The Human Centipede-2009
The film is a torture thriller, which depicts the story of a German surgeon. In the film, the surgeon kidnaps three tourists and treats them inhumanely and violently. The film has been banned in India, UK and Australia due to its objectionable and violent scenes.
The Da Vinci Code-2006
Even before the release of the film, the Christians of many states of India had demanded to ban it. He said that anti-Christian message is being given in the film. Eventually, the film was banned in Punjab, Goa, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Cannibal Ferox – 1981
Released in the year 1981, the film is considered to be the most violent film ever. The film has very violent scenes with humans and animals, due to which the censor board did not allow it to be released in India. Umberto Lenji’s film has been banned in 31 countries including India.
Cannibal Holocaust – 1980
The film featured torture with women and many people, which was unbearable for the censor board. Several countries including India banned the film due to the offensive and violent scenes.
I split on your grave – 1978
This film is a story of rape and its revenge. Several offensive rape scenes have been shown in the film. The censor board banned it due to torture and violent story. Not only India, this film has been banned in many countries around the world.
Salo – 1975
It is an Italian-French film, which depicts the story of four liberating people. The film shows how 9 boys – girls are held captive, tortured physically, mentally and sexually for 120 days. Due to the violent story of the film, it was banned in European countries as well as India.