16 Of The Most Controversial Bollywood Movies


Indian censor board has a brilliant ability to limit the mind and thoughts of Bollywood’s audience. Many creative liberties are being restricted due to this. India is a huge country characterized by multiple religions, multi-linguistics and multi-cultured since the time immemorial.

So it is very natural that diverse creativities would emerge from all over the country. Despite this, the orthodox and superstitious mentality of the society prevents many talented movie makers to take a bold step and show the truth. Here are 17 such movies:

#1 Haider

In the movie Haider, the controversies that emerge in Kashmir are shown. Also the true nature of the political scenario of the region is reveale.

#2 Madras Cafe

Trying to film Rajiv Gandhi’s murder, Madras Cafe created a lot of controversies.

#3 Water


Water takes up the issue of widow remarriage which created turmoil in the minds of Hindu communities and they simply burned the posters.

#4 Vishwaroopam 

Vishwaroopam was removed from the Tamil Nadu screens after there were protests by various Muslim organizations.

#5 Julie

Julie was banned because it dealt with pre-marital pregnancy which is still a taboo in India.

#6 Gangs of Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur faced questions because of its language, moanig and visuals.

#7 Nishabd

Nishabd also could not be accepted by many ‘open-minded’ Indians who could not see love blossoming between a man and his daughter’s friend.

#8 The Dirty Picture

The Dirty Picture earned negative reviews when people said that it portrayed women with disrespect.

#9 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hain Mushkil faced obstacles due to the presence of a Pakistani star and also because of the Uri terrorist attacks shown in the background.

#10 Kama Sutra

There is nothing to say regarding why Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love faced controversy.


#11 PK

Aamir Khan blockbuster PK faced serious opposition when it questioned some of the orthodoxies of many religions.

#12 Aarakshan

Since Aarakshan voiced against the reservation system, it was said to be driven by politics and said to have communist lineage.

#13 Lipstick Under My Burkha

No one knows why Lipstick Under My Burkha got oppositions because its bold scenes.

#14 Black Friday

Based on the Mumbai Blast in the year 1993, the movie Black Friday was banned for two long years.

#15 Fire

Fire propagated same sex relations between two women, censor board passed it with an Adult tag.

#16 Padmavati

The upcoming movie Padmavati has already faced opposition from the Rajputs on one hand and for the negative portrayal of Alauddin Khilji on the other.


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