Netflix is now in India, 10 banned movies to watch out
Netflix, one of the biggest video streaming service now available worldwide, is now in India with an offer of watching free movies for first month. The company offers an option of watching uncensored content only by signing a form that your age is above 18 years; this gives a window where India’s banned movies can also be watched on it.
Here are 10 movies which were too hot for censor board:
1: Bandit Queen (1994): Movie based on the life of Phoolan Devi had been banned for it being straight up 'offensive', 'vulgar' and 'indecent'.
2: Fire (1996): The movie which garnered lot of appraise worldwide failed to impress locals and got banned in India due to its content, which showcased love of two lesbians.
3: Kama Sutra - A Tale Of Love (1996): The film also faced heat of the censor board for its 'explicit', 'unethical' and 'immoral' content.
4: Urf Professor (2000): Bold language and vulgar scenes became a reason for Censor Board to ban this movie in india.
5: The Pink Mirror (2003): The movie that tried to touch a topic unacceptable in Indian mentality – trans-sexuality; and faced the aftermath with a ban.
6: Paanch (2003): The reason behind ban is not just sexuality; violence, crass language and drug abuse can also be the base Censor Board use to ban films like Paanch.
7: Black Friday (2004): Censor Board considered this movie to be too dark for Indian audiences. The film was loosely based on the famous book Black Friday - The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts by S Hussain Zaidi.
8: Parzania (2005): The movie based on the life of a boy Azhar who goes missing during Gujarat Riots in 2002 received much appreciation worldwide, but some political parties in India didn’t find it suitable for a release.
9: Water (2005): The movie based on the dark side faced by Indian widows failed to garnish any reason which could have convinced Censor Board to release it.
10: Unfreedom (2015): The recent movie to join the league is Unfreedom that is based on the love story of lesbians with an added angle of raging war with Islamic State.