5 Films That Were Banned In India And Appreciated Abroad

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The Indian Censor Board went all banning objecting to content in movies left, right and centre. But Abroad People Appreciated the story.

Paanch

Paanch

In this film, violence, drug abuse, and hard language are very much the objected to a content in Paanch. The movie came across many issues and it complicated and many shorts were cut in 2001.

later, it was showcased at multiple festivals in Hamburg in 2003, and the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in 2006.

Black Friday

Black Friday

This film was based on the 1993 bombings in Mumbai. The movie aimed for a 2005 release but the certification was held in 2007 when it was publicly released.

Black Friday was nominated for Best Film at the Locarno International Film Festival and won the Grand Jury prize in, Los Angeles.

The Pink Mirror

The Pink Mirror

This film was banned because of our tradition of “no-homo”. It’s been screened at many festivals around the world, including the 18th International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film. It even achieved Best Film at Question De Genre Lille.

Unfreedom

Unfreedom

This movie was released in North America and was also selected at Indie Gems, Portland Film Fest and Chelsea Film Festival amongst others.

Bandit Queen

Bandit Queen

The Delhi High Court gave a ban on the film temporarily. because Phoolan Devi was objected. The movie was eventually released however to much acclaim.
It was premiered as a part of the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes, 1994.

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