Bollywood and controversies go hand in hand. The films are no stranger to controversies. Sometimes these Bollywood people deliberately jump into some sort of controversy so that the movie gets a push. However, there are some movies, which simply attract controversies due to some reason on earth, no matter how much they avoid it. Here is the list of Bollywood movies that brought a great uproar with their release:
1). Madras Café (2013):
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, “Madras Café” is set against the Sri Lankan civil war and also depicts the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The controversy regarding the movie started after Tamil activists alleged that the film portrays the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres as terrorists.
Tamil filmmaker Seeman, the head of “Naam Tamizhar (We Tamils) group”, said the film was “anti-Tamil” and they would not allow the movie to be released in Tamil Nadu.
2). Fanaa (2006):
The story did not have any controversies as such, but the movie attracted a series of controversies at the time of its promotions. This was when Aamir Khan went to Gujarat for the movie promotions and there he showed his concern regarding the rehabilitation of the “Narmada Dam” affected villagers. Owing to this gesture of Aamir, the political parties got the film banned there and they burnt Aamir’s effigies.
3). Bandit Queen (2010):
The movie was based on Indian dacoit Phoolan Devi’s life. Over nudity, violence and sex was not acceptable to the censor board and thus they banned its release.
Phoolan Devi herself tried to get a stay order over its release due to some reasons. In spite of all this, the movie got bounds of fame in International film festivals.
4). Chetna (1970):
This movie courageously showed a hard-core drunkard and a prostitute with no tragic past. The simple audience of those times could not bear those smoky hot scenes.
After some years, the lead actress Rehana Sultan said in an interview that this movie spoilt her image and career forever.
5). Fire (1996):
People went into a stupor after watching this movie. At that time nobody used to even talk about homosexuality, Deepa Mehta gave quite a shock to the audiences by portraying a lesbian relationship onscreen. Shivsena supporters as usual protested against this movie big time.
The list of controversial movies seems to be endless. Since time immemorial, Bollywood has never refrained itself from venturing into domains of controversies. Therefore, keep your fingers crossed and wait for some movie that would create astir not only on the silver screen but also in the socio-political landscape of the country.