The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie Banned for allegedly being insulting to the Prophet. Kama Sutra - A Tale Of Love 1996 In a rather hypocritical move, Kama Sutra - A Tale Of Love too faced the wrath of Censor Board which termed it 'explicit', 'unethical' and 'immoral' for the audiences of the nation which came up with the concept of Kama Sutra! But that seems rare or null in India. Mostly these bans are instigated under copyright and trademark infringement through film studio scare without proper security measures and lists that they provide without proper research or professional technical services. Even films exhibiting homosexual content have been banned in India, such as- The Pink Mirror 2004. D-Cold Total Another medicine that's hugely popular here but banned abroad, D-Cold can apparently lead to kidney problems. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology has asked Internet service providers to take down 857 porn websites, an official said.
But apparently Indian internet users have figured out a way to access these blocked websites. Said to be 'the most violent movie ever made', this Italian film by Umberto Lenzi was banned in 31 countries. But, the ban was lifted on 14 August 2011 after a preview screening. And, what is vulgar in a mannequin wearing lingerie? Since last few years, India is blocking websites left and right. Get Hard 2015 The studio was convinced that there was no way the Board members would let 'Get Hard' play on Indian screens the way it was meant to.
Reports from a media website MediaNama states that high court at Delhi passed an order to internet service providers instructing them to block various websites related to online streaming and media storage sites on 23 rd June 2014. The heavily sex-centric film was not given a rating by the Censor Board, even after voluntary cuts were made by the distributor. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love 1996 There were several erotic scenes in this film depicting heterosexuality and homosexuality that led to the ban. This film was intended to bring out the problems civilians face due to the insurgencies and militancy in the Kashmir Valley, but the purpose was defeated as it was denied the necessary censor certificate because of its sensitive subject. The Uttar Pradesh government decided to stop the shooting on 31 January 2000. The energy drink can lead to heart problems, depression, hypertension and convulsions, though I personally don't mind one every now and then.
The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger Banned for portraying Indian Gods in a humourous manner. Many more sites are banned due to some random decision somewhere else, likely taken on the basis of a link that then led to blocking of the whole site. Over 800 websites have been banned. They're widely available here though. The film later allowed to stream through Netflix in India 2015 This television about the was prevented from being broadcast by a stay order from a court, due to perceived negative public sentiment including remarks defending the rape which drew public outcry in India when the film was shown.
The ban was because it had severe health hazards for the liver, and had some very scary side effects. Some even pointed fingers at the Hindu right political leadership of the country, alleging their conservative mindset was behind the development. Later, Bombay High Court allowed its release. The movie was later remade with a different cast. The industry, though, may question the basis of the ban and seek judicial intervention. The later allowed its release. Homosexuality is considered a taboo in India and politicians focus on casts and religion in order to accumulate votes rather than talk about this budding topic and make changes in this act.
Water 2005 Water is another Deepa Mehta movie which courted a lot of controversy because of its dark insights on the life of the Indian widow. This Mira Nair movie, which depicted the lives of four lovers in the 16th century in India, was a hit with the critics but a major flop with the Censor Board and ultimately got banned. The Supreme Court later lifted the ban. No wonder, the Censor Board decided to ban the film and people awaiting the release of the movie had to make-do with the pirated version of the film. This 683 page book saw a major backlash in India, facing flak from Shiksha Bachao Aandolan Samiti and uncles and aunties alike.
Shot in white and black format, the movie was banned because it 'defied Indian sensibilities'. Water During the filming of this movie, the crew were confronted with numerous protesters at Varanasi. But before that some context and a disclaimer. The official said all the stakeholders can give their views regarding the regulatory mechanism that should be adopted for the cyber content related issues. These include several common cough syrup solutions, analgesics and antibiotic combinations, many of which are sold over the counter.
The censor board suggested some cuts, but the director refused to do so and it ultimately resulted in the film being banned. The Health Ministry banned 344 fixed drug combinations through a gazette notification. The ban was later rescinded, though. Unfreedom 2015 The most recent one to join this long list of banned movies in India, Unfreedom is a modern-day thriller which talks about a lesbian love story entangled within an Islamic terrorism-related angle. Many of the sites listed may be occasionally or even regularly available, depending on the access or change of current events.