7 International Movies That Faced A Ban In An Otherwise-Tolerant India

Movies get banned or are threatened with a ban all the time in our country. Even the most-awaited romance saga of the year, Padmavati, has been facing several issues with its release. If Indian movies get into so much trouble, international ones don’t stand a chance!

Here are some of the movies you did not watch in theatres (or not at all, maybe) in India:

#1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

This 2011 Rooney Mara-starrer was banned for its sexual content surrounding torture and rape. The director refused to release the film with cuts so it never made its way into Indian theatres.

#2. Fifty Shades of Grey

We had our doubts regarding the release of this controversial film and its sequel. After all, the sexual content veers towards BDSM, and our sanskaars will just not allow us to watch this!

#3. Magic Mike

We lost any love we had for CBFC the day they banned a film that shows Channing TatumMatthew McConaugheyJoe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer stripping and dancing.

#4. Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen is not the one to bend his knee to the Censor Board’s innumerable demands. He refused to put up a ‘No Smoking’ disclaimer and even pulled back the release from India.

#5. The Da Vinci Code

Many films in India are banned on the grounds of offending religious community. Several states did not release this film, as it was allegedly anti-Christian.

#6. Cannibal Holocaust

This Italian film was so horrifying, more than 50 countries in the world banned it. India was one of them and if you’re wondering why just read the title over and over again.

#7. Dirty Grandpa

We wondered why this Zac Efron and Robert De Niro-starring comedy was banned in India but it seems that the content was too lewd for the Censor Board to let it pass.

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