16 Most Controversial Bollywood Movies of All Time

Cinema is the reflection of society, so filmmakers try to bring reality on a screen while Indian Culture means unity, affection, civilization, etiquettes but crime and criminals don’t have to believe in such things. So these 16 Most Controversial Bollywood Movies are can be uncensored but reflect some facts, you must watch if you have a positive vision.

1- Padmavat (2018)

Several Rajput groups including Karni Sena objected and protested against the film because they thought there is a love scene between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji but they were wrong and the film became blockbuster later.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat (2018)

2- Shorgul (2016)

An ensemble star cast including Jimmy Shergill, Ashutosh Rana, Anirudh Dave, Narendra Jha, Sanjay Suri starer Shorgul (2016) is Indian Political based film directed by Pranav Kumar Singh and Jitendra Tiwari. Film’s characters are seemed to inspire from real politicians of Uttarpradesh, so demanded ban in UP.

Indian Political Thriller Shorgul 2016

3- Sins (2005)

The movie was inspired by a true incident, in which a Catholic priest attract towards a young lady and there are few bold scenes in the movie. Film faced controversies from Christians across India and received an A certificate from the Censor Board. Shiney Ahuja and Seema Rahmani are in lead roles.

Catholic Priest story Sins 2005

4- Water (2005)

The film reveals a story of British occupation time when child marriage was common. Water (2005) was critically acclaimed and received several awards and nominations but faced controversies while during its making. John Abraham, Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas and Sarala Kariyawasam are in main roles.

John and Lisa Ray Starer Water (2005)

5- Boom (2003)

Kaizad Gustad directed Boom was debuted film of today’s top actress Katrina Kaif and a film was also starred by veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Gulshan Grover, and Jakie Shroff. The movie faced controversies due to its erotic content.

Katrina Kaif’s Debut Adult Movie Boom 2003

6- Black Friday (2007)

1993 Bombay blast based film Black Friday (2007) is Anurag Kashyap directed Critically acclaimed movie while Indian Censor Board didn’t allow this for three years. Kay Kay Menon, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pavan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastava are in lead roles.

1993 Bombay Blast based Black Friday 2007

7- Bandit Queen (1994)

Bandit Queen (1994) is based on the life of bandit Phoolan Devi. The film was received several awards including National Awards and Filmfare Awards but film faced controversies due to showing the caste system. Seema Biswas is as Phoolan Devi in Bandit Queen (1994).

Phoolan Devi Biographical Film Bandit Queen 1994

8- Paanch (2001)

Anurag Kashyap’s Paanch (2001) is still unreleased but leaked in 2010. This is based on a story of five members’ rock band, who addicted towards drug, sex, and smoking. Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Shrivastava, Vijay Maurya, Joy Fernandes, and Tejaswini Kolhapure are in lead roles.

Unreleased Bollywood Movie Paanch

9- Amu (2005)

Amu is also a critically acclaimed movie but faced controversies for six months and finally released in 2005. This is the story of a 21-year-old Indian American woman, adoption of Shonali Bose’s novel by the same name and the film also directed by Shonali herself.

Deepa Mehta’s Amu 2005

10- Aarakshan (2011)

Veteran Indian Film director Prakash Jha directed Aarakshan (2011) is based on reservation system in India but he changed the topic after half of its, film faced controversies in several places across the country but released on 12 August 2011. Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar, Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee are in key roles.

Reservation based Aarakshan 2011

11-  Murder (2004)

Promising director Anurag Basu’s film Murder (2004) faced controversies due to its erotic content. Film’s lead Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat made it different, bold and its music also has been criticized.

Serial Kisser Emraan Hashmi starer Murder 2004

12- Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)

The legendary filmmaker and actor Raj Kapoor directed Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) was faced controversies due to its erotic content. Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman starer  Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) was controversial due to bold scenes between them which were much according to that time while movie won several awards later.

Raj Kapoor’s film Satyam Shivam Sundaram 1975

13- Fire (1996)

Indian Censor board passed the movie after two years but categorized as an Adult movie. Deepa Mehta directed Fire (1996) is lead by finest actress Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das who are as same-sex partners in film and this was the issue behind controversy of this movie.

Homosexual based Fire 1996

14- Aandhi (1975)

The movie reveals true facts from that time Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, so Indian Government didn’t pass it as BJP came, the movie was released on February 13, 1975, and received critical acclaim.

1975 Controversial Bollywood Movie Aandhi

15- Garm Hava (1973)

This is a story after Indo-Pak partition, a film was received several awards including National Awards, Filmfare Awards and highly acclaimed. Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, Dinanath Zutshi, Badar Begum, Geeta Siddharth, Shaukat Kaifi, and A. K. Hangal are main actors in the film.

India-Pak Partition Story Garm Hava

16- Julie (1975)

Julie faced controversies due to inter-caste marriage plot of the movie. There are also some adult scenes, awkward according to that time. Film’s music was highly praised, Lakshmi Narayan as Julie in the lead role.

Inter-cast marriage Controversial Movie Julie 1975

These are 16 Most Controversial Bollywood Movies of All Time, Aandhi to Blockbuster Padmaavat faced huge objection across the country.

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