Lets Dive into the world of Bollywood with over 15 of its most debated movies. These films made big discussions and controversies about society, art, and culture. People had strong opinions – some liked them, some didn’t. Get ready to see how Indian movies can be both creative and controversial.
So these 16 Most Controversial Bollywood Movies 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 was a love scene between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji but they were wrong and the film became a blockbuster later.
2- Shorgul (2016)
An ensemble star cast includes Jimmy Shergill, Ashutosh Rana, Anirudh Dave, Narendra Jha, and Sanjay Suri. Shorgul (2016) is an Indian political-based film directed by Pranav Kumar Singh and Jitendra Tiwari. The film’s characters seem to inspire real politicians of Uttar Pradesh, so demanded a ban in UP.
3- Sins (2005)
The movie was inspired by a true incident, in which a Catholic priest attracted 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.
4- Water (2005)
The film reveals a story of the British occupation time when child marriage was common. Water (2005) was critically acclaimed and received several awards and nominations but faced controversies during its making. John Abraham, Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas, and Sarala Kariyawasam are in the main roles.
5- Boom (2003)
Kaizad Gustad directed Boom the debuted film of today’s top actress Katrina Kaif and the film was also starred by veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Gulshan Grover, and Jakie Shroff. The movie faced controversies due to its erotic content.
6- Black Friday (2007)
1993 Bombay blast-based film Black Friday (2007) is Anurag Kashyap-directed Critically acclaimed movie while the Indian Censor Board didn’t allow this for three years. Kay Kay Menon, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pavan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastava are in lead roles.
7- Bandit Queen (1994)
Bandit Queen (1994) is based on the life of bandit Phoolan Devi. The film received several awards including National Awards and Filmfare Awards but the film faced controversies due to showing the caste system. Seema Biswas is Phoolan Devi in Bandit Queen (1994).
8- Paanch (2001)
Anurag Kashyap’s Paanch (2001) is still unreleased but leaked in 2010. This is based on the story of a member’ rock band, who is addicted to drugs, sex, and smoking. Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Shrivastava, Vijay Maurya, Joy Fernandes, and Tejaswini Kolhapure are in the lead roles.
9- Amu (2005)
Amu is also a critically acclaimed movie but faced controversies for six months and was finally released in 2005. This is the story of a 21-year-old Indian American woman, who adoption of Shonali Bose’s novel by the same name, and the film was also directed by Shonali herself.
10- Aarakshan (2011)
Veteran Indian Film director Prakash Jha directed Aarakshan (2011) based on the 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.
11- Murder (2004)
Promising director Anurag Basu’s film Murder (2004) faced controversies due to its erotic content. The film’s leads Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat made it different, and its music also has been criticized.
12- Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)
The legendary filmmaker and actor Raj Kapoor directed Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) faced controversies due to its erotic content. Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman starer Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) was controversial due to bold scenes between actors while the movie won several awards later.
13- Fire (1996)
Indian Censor Board passed the movie after two years but categorized it as an Adult movie. Deepa Mehta directed Fire (1996) is led by the finest actresses Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das who are same-sex partners in the film and this was the issue behind the controversy of this movie.
14- Aandhi (1975)
The movie reveals true facts from the time Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, so the Indian Government didn’t pass it as BJP came, The movie was released on February 13, 1975, and received critical acclaim.
15- Garm Hava (1973)
This is a story after the Indo-Pak partition, a film was received several awards including National Awards, and Filmfare Awards, and was highly acclaimed. Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, Dinanath Zutshi, Badar Begum, Geeta Siddharth, Shaukat Kaifi, and A. K. Hangal are main actors in the film.
16- Julie (1975)
Julie faced controversies due to the inter-caste marriage plot of the movie. There are also some adult scenes, awkward according to that era. The film’s music was highly praised, with Lakshmi Narayan as Julie in the lead role.
These are the 16 Most Controversial Bollywood Movies of All Time, from Aandhi to Blockbuster Padmaavat faced huge objections across the country. If you have any queries feel free to comment below.